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

  • adjective Preceding or preliminary; introductory.
  • adjective Suggesting or indicating something to follow.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preceding as a herald; forerunning; introductory; indicative of something to follow.
  • noun A precursor; an introduction.

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

  • adjective Preceding as a precursor or harbinger; indicating something to follow.
  • noun obsolete An introduction.

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

  • adjective Pertaining to events that will follow.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a precursor.
  • noun medicine A precursor; a sign of the onset of something.

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

  • adjective warning of future misfortune


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