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Meaning of FORETOKEN

Pronunciation:  [n]'fowr`towkun, [v]fowr'towkun, fowr'towkun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"
 

FORETOKEN is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: augury, preindication, sign
 
 See Also: experience, omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, war cloud

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fore"to`ken\, n. [AS. foret[=a]cen. See {Token}.]
    Prognostic; previous omen. --Sir P. Sidney.
    
    
  2. \Fore*to"ken\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foretokened}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Foretokening}.] [AS. foret[=a]cnian; fore +
    t[=a]cnian.]
    To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate.
    
          Whilst strange prodigious signs foretoken blood.
                                                   --Daniel.
    
    
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adumbration, augur, augury, auspice, badge, betoken, betokening, betokenment, bode, boding, divine, forebode, forerunner, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshow, foreshowing, foretokening, forewarning, harbinger, herald, hint, indicant, indicate, indication, inkling, intimation, mark, mean, note, omen, ostent, point to, portend, portent, precursor, prefiguration, prefigure, preindicate, preindication, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign, premonitory symptom, presage, presign, presignal, presignify, presignifying, pretypify, prognostic, prognostication, promise, shadow, sign, signify, soothsay, spell, suggestion, symptom, token, tokening, type, typify, warning
 

 

 

 

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