from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To show in advance; prefigure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To show in advance; to foretell, predict.
- v. To foreshadow or prefigure.
- n. A manifestation in advance; a prior indication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To show, represent, or exhibit beforehand; foretoken.
- n. A sign given beforehand; a foretoken.
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- v. foretell by divine inspiration
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. (Wiktionary)
From fore- + show. (Wiktionary)