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Meaning of PREFIGURE

Pronunciation:  pree'figur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
  2. [v]  imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"
 

PREFIGURE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate
 
 See Also: bespeak, conceive of, envisage, foreshow, ideate, imagine, indicate, point, signal, threaten

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*fig"ure\ (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Prefigured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prefiguring}.] [F.
pr['e]figurer, or L. praefigurare, praefiguratum; prae before
+ figurare to figure. See {Figure}, and cf. {Prefigurate}.]
To show, suggest, or announce, by antecedent types and
similitudes; to foreshadow. ``Whom all the various types
prefigured.'' --South.

 

 

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