[fawr-shoh, fohr-]

verb (used with object), fore·showed, fore·shown, fore·show·ing.

to show beforehand.
foretell; foreshadow.

Origin of foreshow

before 1000; Middle English forescewen, Old English forescēawian. See fore-, show Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for foreshow

Historical Examples of foreshow

  • I behold the day-break, I foreshow, that the sun, is about to rise.

  • Tell.Ev'ry day such actions Occur in plenty: needs no sign or wonder To foreshow them.

  • For all things were done by Thy servants; either to show forth something needful for the present, or to foreshow things to come.

  • Two magpies are sure forerunners of good news; but a single one is supposed to foreshow tidings of the death of a friend.

  • There may have been nothing in her early manifestations of character to foreshow the noble womanhood into which she grew.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War

    Linus Pierpont Brockett

British Dictionary definitions for foreshow


verb -shows, -showing, -showed or -shown

(tr) archaic to indicate in advance; foreshadow
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