foretaste

  • 1 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

  • 2 Foretaste — Fore taste , n. A taste beforehand; enjoyment in advance; anticipation. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 foretaste — noun /ˈfɔteɪst/ (say fawtayst) 1. a taste beforehand; anticipation: *Frightful pain; and it s affecting the other eye already giving me a foretaste of hell. –joseph furphy, 1903. –verb (t) /fɔˈteɪst/ (say faw tayst) (foretasted, foretasting) 2.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 foretaste — n. /fawr tayst , fohr /; v. /fawr tayst , fohr /, n., v., foretasted, foretasting. n. 1. a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation. v.t. 2. to have some advance experience or knowledge… …

    Universalium

  • 15 foretaste — 1. noun a) A taste beforehand. b) A sample taken in anticipation; enjoyment taken in advance. 2. verb a) To taste beforehand …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 foretaste — Synonyms and related words: antepast, anticipate, antipasto, aperitif, appetizer, canape, contemplate, envisage, envision, foreglimpse, forerun, foresee, forestall, get ahead of, go before, go off half cocked, jump the gun, look ahead, look… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 foretaste — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. preliminary experience, presentiment, forerunner; see anticipation 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A limited or anticipatory experience: sample, taste. See FORESIGHT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 foretaste — n. partial experience of something which is to come v. taste beforehand, partially experience something which is to come …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 foretaste — noun a sample or suggestion of something that lies ahead …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 foretaste — I. v. a. Anticipate. See forestall, 2. II. n. Anticipation, antepast, prelibation, forestalling, taste beforehand …

    New dictionary of synonyms