Foreshadow Fore*shad"ow, v. t. To shadow or typi?y beforehand; to prefigure. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • foreshadow — I verb adumbrate, augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, divine, forebode, forecast, forewarn, herald, point to, portend, precurse, predestine, predict, prefigure, premonstrate, presage, preshow, presignify, prognosticate, promise, prophesy, threaten,… …   Law dictionary

  • foreshadow — (v.) 1570s, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + SHADOW (Cf. shadow); the notion is of a shadow thrown before an advancing material object as an image of something suggestive of what is to come. Related: Foreshadowed; foreshadowing …   Etymology dictionary

  • foreshadow — [v] indicate adumbrate, augur, be in the wind*, betoken, bode, forebode, foretell, hint, imply, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, promise, prophesy, shadow, signal, suggest, telegraph; concepts 70,75,261 …   New thesaurus

  • foreshadow — ► VERB ▪ be a warning or indication of …   English terms dictionary

  • foreshadow — [fôrshad′ō] vt. to be a sign of (something to come); indicate or suggest beforehand; prefigure; presage …   English World dictionary

  • Foreshadow — This article is about the Polish record label Foreshadow . For the literary device, see foreshadowing. For the fictional starship on the sci fi television show LEXX, see Foreshadow (LEXX). Foreshadow is a Polish record label specializing in… …   Wikipedia

  • foreshadow — UK [fɔː(r)ˈʃædəʊ] / US [fɔrˈʃædoʊ] verb [transitive] Word forms foreshadow : present tense I/you/we/they foreshadow he/she/it foreshadows present participle foreshadowing past tense foreshadowed past participle foreshadowed if something… …   English dictionary

  • foreshadow — [[t]fɔː(r)ʃæ̱doʊ[/t]] foreshadows, foreshadowing, foreshadowed VERB If something foreshadows an event or situation, it suggests that it will happen. [V n] The disappointing sales figures foreshadow more redundancies... [V n] The change proposed… …   English dictionary

  • foreshadow — verb those things that foreshadow war are sadly upon us Syn: signal, indicate, signify, mean, be a sign of, suggest, herald, be a harbinger of, warn of, portend, prefigure, presage, promise, point to, anticipate; informal spell; literary forebode …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • foreshadow — transitive verb Date: 1577 to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand ; prefigure • foreshadower noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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