Foredoom Fore*doom", v. t. [Cf. {Foredeem}.] To doom beforehand; to predestinate. [1913 Webster]

Thou art foredoomed to view the Stygian state. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Foredoom — Fore doom , n. Doom or sentence decreed in advance. A dread foredoom ringing in the ears of the guilty adult. Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foredoom — index predetermination, preordain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foredoom — [fôr do͞om′; ] for n. [ fôr′do͞om΄] vt. to doom in advance; condemn beforehand n. Archaic a sentence or judgment in advance; destiny …   English World dictionary

  • foredoom — transitive verb Date: 1559 doom 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foredoom — v. /fawr doohm , fohr /; n. /fawr doohm , fohr /, v.t. 1. to doom beforehand; destine. n. 2. Archaic. a doom ordained beforehand; destiny. [1555 65; FORE + DOOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • foredoom — 1. noun A doom that is predicted; destiny 2. verb To predestine a doom; to presage …   Wiktionary

  • foredoom — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To predestine to a tragic end: doom, fate. See CERTAIN, LIVE, LUCK, START …   English dictionary for students

  • foredoom — v. condemn beforehand, doom in advance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foredoom — verb condemn beforehand to certain failure …   English new terms dictionary

  • foredoom — v. a. Predestine, foreordain, preordain, doom beforehand …   New dictionary of synonyms

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