Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
foreshadow

fore·shad·ow

foreshadow

 
 
pronunciation:
for shae do [or] for shae do
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: foreshadowed, foreshadowing, foreshadows
definition: to signal or indicate beforehand; presage; prefigure.
The character's confession of his fear of confinement foreshadows his eventual imprisonment at the end of the novel.The nation's invasion of its weak neighbor foreshadowed its later massive-scale attacks against the other nations in the region.
similar words:
forecast, foretell, prophesy
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: foreshadower (n.)
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature