Dictionary.com

foreshadow

[ fawr-shad-oh, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈʃæd oʊ, foʊr- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: foreshadow / foreshadowed / foreshadowing / foreshadower on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)
to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure: Political upheavals foreshadowed war.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of foreshadow

First recorded in 1570–80; fore- + shadow

OTHER WORDS FROM foreshadow

fore·shad·ow·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use foreshadow in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for foreshadow

foreshadow
/ (fɔːˈʃædəʊ) /

verb
(tr) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage

Derived forms of foreshadow

foreshadower, 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
FEEDBACK