from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To plan (something) in advance; think, consider, or contrive beforehand; prognosticate.
  • v. To think about beforehand; to anticipate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To contrive beforehand.
  • transitive v. To think beforehand; to anticipate in the mind; to prognosticate.
  • transitive v. To contrive (something) beforehend.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To think or contrive beforehand.
  • To think, consider. contrive, or contemplate beforehand.
  • See forthink.


From Middle English forethynken, from Old English foreþenċan ("to premeditate, consider, be mindful"), corresponding to fore- +‎ think. Cognate with Dutch voordenken, German vordenken ("to think ahead"). (Wiktionary)



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