Forewarn Fore*warn" (f[=o]r*w[add]rn"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forewarned} (f[=o]r*w[add]rnd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Forewarning}.] To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance. [1913 Webster]

We were forewarned of your coming. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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