foreshadow

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verb fore·shad·ow \fȯr-ˈsha-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of foreshadow

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand :  prefigure The hero's predicament is foreshadowed in the first chapter.

foreshadower

play \fȯr-ˈsha-də-wər\ noun

Examples of foreshadow in a sentence

  1. Her early interest in airplanes foreshadowed her later career as a pilot.

  2. The hero's predicament is foreshadowed in the first chapter.

1577

First Known Use of foreshadow

1577


FORESHADOW Defined for English Language Learners

foreshadow

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verb fore·shad·ow \fȯr-ˈsha-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of foreshadow for English Language Learners

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


FORESHADOW Defined for Kids

foreshadow

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verb fore·shad·ow \fȯr-ˈsha-dō\

Definition of foreshadow for Students

foreshadowed

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foreshadowing

  1. :  to give a hint of beforehand



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