Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

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