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Meaning of FORETOKEN

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

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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 +
    To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate.
          Whilst strange prodigious signs foretoken blood.
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