foreshadow

[fawr-shad-oh, fohr-]
See more synonyms for foreshadow on Thesaurus.com

Origin of foreshadow

First recorded in 1570–80; fore- + shadow
Related formsfore·shad·ow·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for foreshadow

Contemporary Examples of foreshadow

Historical Examples of foreshadow


British Dictionary definitions for foreshadow

foreshadow

verb
  1. (tr) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage
Derived Formsforeshadower, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for foreshadow
v.

1570s, from fore- + shadow (v.); 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper