foretaste
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a small anticipatory sample 2. an advance indication or warning Synonyms: see prospect II. transitive verb Date: 15th century to taste beforehand ; anticipate

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  • foretaste — [fôr′tāst΄; ] for v. [ fôr tāst′] n. [ME fortaste] a preliminary or first taste; slight experience of something to be enjoyed, endured, etc. in the future; anticipation vt. foretasted, foretasting Rare to taste beforehand; have a foretaste of …   English World dictionary

  • Foretaste — Fore taste , n. A taste beforehand; enjoyment in advance; anticipation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foretaste — Fore*taste , v. t. 1. To taste before full possession; to have previous enjoyment or experience of; to anticipate. [1913 Webster] 2. To taste before another. Foretasted fruit. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foretaste — (n.) early 15c., from FORE (Cf. fore ) + TASTE (Cf. taste). As a verb, from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • foretaste — n anticipation, *prospect, outlook Analogous words: realization, actualization (see corresponding verbs at REALIZE): token, earnest, *pledge: presentiment, foreboding (see APPREHENSION) Contrasted words: fruition, enjoyment (see PLEASURE):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foretaste — ► NOUN ▪ a sample or suggestion of something that lies ahead …   English terms dictionary

  • foretaste — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)teɪst[/t]] foretastes N COUNT: usu a N of n If you describe an event as a foretaste of a future situation, you mean that it suggests to you what that future situation will be like. It was a foretaste of things to come... This is but a… …   English dictionary

  • foretaste — fore|taste [ˈfo:teıst US ˈfo:r ] n be a foretaste of sth to be a sign of something more important, more impressive etc that will happen in the future ▪ Two spectacular wins at the start of the season were a foretaste of things to come …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foretaste — noun be a foretaste of to be a sign of something more important, more impressive etc that will happen in the future: Two spectacular wins at the start of the season were a foretaste of things to come …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • foretaste — fore|taste [ fɔr,teıst ] noun singular an example of something that will happen in the future to a greater degree: The summer job had given her a foretaste of office work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foretaste — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌteɪst] / US [ˈfɔrˌteɪst] noun [singular] an example of something that will happen in the future to a greater degree The summer job had given her a foretaste of office work …   English dictionary

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