verb fore·shad·ow \-ˈsha-(ˌ)dō\

: to give a suggestion of (something that has not yet happened)

Full Definition of FORESHADOW

transitive verb
:  to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand :  prefigure
fore·shad·ow·er \-də-wər\ noun

Examples of FORESHADOW

  1. Her early interest in airplanes foreshadowed her later career as a pilot.
  2. The hero's predicament is foreshadowed in the first chapter.

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Rhymes with FORESHADOW

FORESHADOW Defined for Kids


verb fore·shad·ow \fr-ˈsha-dō\

Definition of FORESHADOW for Kids

:  to give a hint of beforehand


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