Definition of Forebode

1. Verb. Make a prediction about; tell in advance. "Call the outcome of an election"




Definition of Forebode

1. v. t. To foretell.

2. v. i. To foretell; to presage; to augur.

3. n. Prognostication; presage.

Definition of Forebode

1. Verb. To predict a future event; to hint at something that will happen (especially as a literary device). ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) prognostication; presage ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forebode

1. to indicate in advance [v -BODED, -BODING, -BODES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Forebode

forearms
forebay
forebays
forebeam
forebeams
forebear
forebearance
forebearer
forebearers
forebears
forebeat
forebelief
forebemoaned
forebitt
forebitts
forebode (current term)
foreboded
forebodement
forebodements
foreboder
foreboders
forebodes
forebodies
foreboding
foreboding(a)
forebodingly
forebodingness
forebodings
forebody
foreboom

Literary usage of Forebode

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Homoeopathic domestic medicine by Joseph Laurie (1883)
"... cutaneous eruption or efflorescence, which has suddenly dis appeared, or whether there are such symptoms as forebode an erup. t.on ;^-or whether, again, ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"forebode is compounded of fore and the Saxon bodian, to declare, signifying to ... Augur signifies either to serve or make use of as an augury; to forebode, ..."

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