Definitions

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  • v. To signify beforehand; to foreshow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To signify beforehand; to foreshow; to typify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To signify beforehand; foretoken; typify; foreshow.

Etymologies

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fore- +‎ signify

Examples

  • What I behold, is present; what I foresignify, to come; not the sun, which already is; but the sun-rising, which is not yet.

    The Confessions

  • Jesus Christ, was that of prophecy: for the chief and principal end hereof in the church was to foresignify him, his sufferings, and the glory that should ensue, or to appoint such things to be observed in divine worship as might be types and representations of him; for the chiefest privilege of the church of old was but to hear tidings of the things which we enjoy, Isa. xxxiii.

    Pneumatologia

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