Foretoken Fore*to"ken, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foretokened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foretokening}.] [AS. foret[=a]cnian; fore + t[=a]cnian.] To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate. [1913 Webster]

Whilst strange prodigious signs foretoken blood. --Daniel.

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  • foretoken — n Foretoken, presage, prognostic, omen, augury, portent are comparable when meaning something (as an event, a phenomenon, or a condition) that serves as a sign of future happenings. Foretoken, the general term, is applicable to anything… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Foretoken — Fore to ken, n. [AS. foret[=a]cen. See {Token}.] Prognostic; previous omen. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foretoken — index caveat, harbinger, herald, indicant, indicate, indication, portend, predict, premonition …   Law dictionary

  • foretoken — [fôr′tō΄kən; ] for v. [ fôr tō′kən] n. [ME foretokne < OE foretacn: see FORE & TOKEN] a prophetic sign; omen; prognostic vt. to be a prophetic sign or omen of; foreshadow …   English World dictionary

  • foretoken — I. noun Date: before 12th century a premonitory sign II. transitive verb (foretokened; foretokening) Date: 15th century to indicate or warn of in advance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foretoken — n. /fawr toh keuhn, fohr /; v. /fawr toh keuhn, fohr /, n. 1. a sign of a future event; omen; forewarning. v.t. 2. to foreshadow. [bef. 900; ME fortokne, OE foretacn. See FORE , TOKEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • foretoken — 1. noun A prognostic; a premonitory sign; warning or presentment. 2. verb To betoken beforehand; prognosticate; foreshadow; …   Wiktionary

  • foretoken — Synonyms and related words: adumbration, augur, augury, auspice, badge, betoken, betokening, betokenment, bode, boding, divine, forebode, forerunner, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshow, foreshowing, foretokening, forewarning, harbinger, herald,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foretoken — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. omen. v. t. foreshadow. See prediction. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To give an indication of something in advance: adumbrate, augur, bode, forecast, forerun, foreshadow, foretell, portend,… …   English dictionary for students

  • foretoken — Ps. lxxvii. 43 …   Oldest English Words

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