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Webster 1913 Edition


Foreshow

Fore-show′

,
Verb.
T.
[AS.
foresceáwian
to foresee, provide;
fore + sceáwian
to see. See
Show
,
Verb.
T.
]
To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell.
Your looks
foreshow

You have a gentle heart.
Shakespeare
Next, like Aurora, Spenser rose,
Whose purple blush the day
foreshows
.
Denham.

Webster 1828 Edition


Foreshow

FORESHOW

, v.t.
1.
To show beforehand; to prognosticate.
Next, like aurora, Spenser rose, whose purple blush the day foreshows.
2.
To predict; to foretell
3.
To represent beforehand, or before it comes.

Definition 2022


foreshow

foreshow

English

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɔːˈʃəʊ/, /fɔəˈʃəʊ/

Verb

foreshow (third-person singular simple present foreshows, present participle foreshowing, simple past foreshowed, past participle foreshown)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To show in advance; to foretell, predict.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To foreshadow or prefigure.
    • 1841, Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu, The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England:
      But if the rays break forth out of the middle, or dispersed, and its exterior body, or the out parts of it, be covered with clouds, it foreshows great tempests both of wind and rain.

Etymology 2

From fore- + show.

Noun

foreshow (plural foreshows)

  1. (obsolete) A manifestation in advance; a prior indication.