forewarn

play
verb fore·warn \fȯr-ˈwȯrn\

Definition of forewarn

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to warn in advance

Examples of forewarn in a sentence

  1. I should forewarn you before you come to visit that we have a dog.

14th Century

First Known Use of forewarn

14th century


FOREWARN Defined for English Language Learners

forewarn

play
verb fore·warn \fȯr-ˈwȯrn\

Definition of forewarn for English Language Learners

  • : to warn (someone) before something happens


FOREWARN Defined for Kids

forewarn

play
verb fore·warn \fȯr-ˈwȯrn\

Definition of forewarn for Students

forewarned

;

forewarning

  1. :  to warn in advance



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up forewarn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ