Foreshow Fore*show", v. t. [AS. foresce['a]wian to foresee, provide; fore + sce['a]wian to see. See {Show}, v. t.] To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell. [1913 Webster]

Your looks foreshow You have a gentle heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Next, like Aurora, Spenser rose, Whose purple blush the day foreshows. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • foreshow — v. show beforehand; predict by divine inspiration; prognosticate …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • foreshow — fore•show [[t]fɔrˈʃoʊ, foʊr [/t]] v. t. showed, shown, show•ing to foretell; foreshadow • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • foreshow — /fɔˈʃoʊ/ (say faw shoh) verb (t) (foreshowed, foreshown, foreshowing) to show beforehand; foretell; foreshadow. {Middle English forescewen, Old English forescēawian, from fore fore + scēawian show} …   Australian English dictionary

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