AskDefine | Define foreshow

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foreshow v : foretell by divine inspiration [also: foreshown]

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Etymology 1

etyl ang foresceawian, from fore- + sceawian.


  • a UK /fɔːˈʃəʊ/|/fɔəˈʃəʊ/


  1. To show in advance; to foretell, predict.
  2. To foreshadow or prefigure.

Etymology 2

From fore- + show.


  1. A manifestation in advance; a prior indication.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 139:
      The fore-shew of their inclination whilest they are young is so uncertaine [...] that it is very hard, (yea for the wisest) to ground any certaine judgement [...].

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