foreshadow

[ fawr-shad-oh, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈʃæd oʊ, foʊr- /

verb (used with object)

to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure: Political upheavals foreshadowed war.

Nearby words

  1. foresaddle,
  2. foresaid,
  3. foresail,
  4. foresee,
  5. foreseeable,
  6. foreshank,
  7. foresheet,
  8. foreshock,
  9. foreshore,
  10. foreshorten

Origin of foreshadow

First recorded in 1570–80; fore- + shadow

Related formsfore·shad·ow·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for foreshadow

foreshadow

/ (fɔːˈʃædəʊ) /

verb

(tr) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage
Derived Formsforeshadower, noun

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Word Origin and History for foreshadow

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.

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