Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To show in advance; prefigure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To show, represent, or exhibit beforehand; foretoken.
  • noun A sign given beforehand; a foretoken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, archaic To show in advance; to foretell, predict.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To foreshadow or prefigure.
  • noun obsolete A manifestation in advance; a prior indication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb foretell by divine inspiration

Etymologies

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From Middle English foreschewen, from Old English forescēawian ("to foreshow, foresee; preordain, decree, appoint; provide, furnish with"), equivalent to fore- +‎ show. Cognate with Dutch voorschouwen, German vorschauen.

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From fore- +‎ show.

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