Definition of foreshadow in English:


Line breaks: fore|shadow
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈʃadəʊ


[with object]
Be a warning or indication of (a future event): other new measures are foreshadowed in the White Paper
More example sentences
  • It establishes a mood and foreshadows future events.
  • What then is the picture of the world in the mind of this child, and how does it foreshadow the future events of the story?
  • Two events foreshadow a significant change in the fortunes of marriage and family in Australia.
augur, presage, portend, prognosticate, foreshow, foretell, indicate, suggest, signal, herald, forewarn, warn of, promise, point to, anticipate
rare prefigure

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