foreshadow

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

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  • 2 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,… …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 foreshadow — ► VERB ▪ be a warning or indication of …

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

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  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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 …

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

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  • 12 foreshadow — foreshadower, n. /fawr shad oh, fohr /, v.t. to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure: Political upheavals foreshadowed war. [1570 80; FORE + SHADOW] * * * …

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  • 13 foreshadow — verb To presage, or suggest something in advance …

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  • 14 foreshadow — Synonyms and related words: adumbrate, adumbration, augur, augury, auspicate, auspice, betoken, betokening, betokenment, bode, body forth, demonstrate, embody, exemplify, figure, forebode, foreshadowing, foreshow, foreshowing, foretoken,… …

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  • 15 foreshadow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. prefigure, foretoken (see prediction). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. prefigure, presage, portend, imply; see foretell . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To give an indication of something in advance:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 foreshadow — fore|shad|ow [fo:ˈʃædəu US fo:rˈʃædou] v [T] to show or say that something will happen in the future ▪ The revolution foreshadowed an entirely new social order …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 foreshadow — fore|shad|ow [ fɔr ʃædou ] verb transitive if something foreshadows a future event, it shows or gives a warning that it will happen: The storms and rains of that year foreshadowed a long period of unstable weather conditions …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 foreshadow — v. indicate beforehand, portend, foretell …

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  • 19 foreshadow v — When he stepped out into the dusk with his three brothers he had a sudden four shadowing …

    English expressions

  • 20 foreshadow — verb be a warning or indication of …

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