[fawr-shad-oh, fohr-] /fɔrˈʃæd oʊ, foʊr-/
verb (used with object)
to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure:
Political upheavals foreshadowed war.
(transitive) to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage
1570s, from fore- + shadow (v.); the notion is of a shadow thrown before an advancing material object as an image of something suggestive of what is to come. Related: Foreshadowed; foreshadowing.
[fawr-shangk, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌʃæŋk, ˈfoʊr-/ noun 1. 1 (def 2). 2. See under (def 4). [shangk] /ʃæŋk/ noun 1. Anatomy. the part of the lower limb in humans between the knee and the ankle; leg. 2. a corresponding or analogous part in certain animals. 3. the lower limb in humans, including both the leg and the […]
[fawr-sheet, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌʃit, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, Nautical. 1. the of a headsail. 2. foresheets, (used with a plural verb) the space, in an open boat, in front of the foremost rower’s seat. /ˈfɔːˌʃiːt/ noun 1. the sheet of a foresail 2. (pl) the part forward of the foremost thwart of a boat
[fawr-shok, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌʃɒk, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, Geology. 1. a relatively small earthquake that precedes a greater one by a few days or weeks and originates at or near the focus of the larger earthquake. /ˈfɔːˌʃɒk/ noun 1. a relatively small earthquake heralding the arrival of a much larger one. Some large earthquakes are preceded by a […]
[fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr] /ˈfɔrˌʃɔr, ˈfoʊrˌʃoʊr/ noun 1. the ground between the water’s edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water. 2. the part of the between the high-water mark and low-water mark. /ˈfɔːˌʃɔː/ noun 1. the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides 2. […]
[fawr-shawr-tn, fohr-] /fɔrˈʃɔr tn, foʊr-/ verb (used with object) 1. Fine Arts. to reduce or distort (parts of a represented object that are not parallel to the picture plane) in order to convey the illusion of three-dimensional space as perceived by the human eye: often done according to the rules of perspective. 2. to abridge, […]