- 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: adumbrate, augur, bode, forecast, forerun, foretell, foretoken, portend, prefigure, presage, prognosticate. See FORESIGHT, SHOW.
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Foreshadow — Fore*shad ow, v. t. To shadow or typi?y beforehand; to prefigure. Dryden. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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,… … Law dictionary
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 … Etymology dictionary
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 … New thesaurus
foreshadow — ► VERB ▪ be a warning or indication of … English terms dictionary
foreshadow — [fôrshad′ō] vt. to be a sign of (something to come); indicate or suggest beforehand; prefigure; presage … English World dictionary
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… … Wikipedia
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… … English dictionary
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… … English dictionary
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 … Thesaurus of popular words
foreshadow — transitive verb Date: 1577 to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand ; prefigure • foreshadower noun … New Collegiate Dictionary