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[fawr-swair, fohr-] /fɔrˈswɛər, foʊr-/

verb (used with or without object), foreswore, foresworn, foreswearing.


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  • Foretaste

    [noun fawr-teyst, fohr-; verb fawr-teyst, fohr-] /noun ˈfɔrˌteɪst, ˈfoʊr-; verb fɔrˈteɪst, foʊr-/ noun 1. a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation. verb (used with object), foretasted, foretasting. 2. to have some advance experience or knowledge of (something to come). noun (ˈfɔːˌteɪst) 1. an early but limited […]

  • Foretell

    [fawr-tel, fohr-] /fɔrˈtɛl, foʊr-/ verb (used with object), foretold, foretelling. 1. to tell of beforehand; predict; prophesy. /fɔːˈtɛl/ verb -tells, -telling, -told 1. (transitive; may take a clause as object) to tell or indicate (an event, a result, etc) beforehand; predict v. c.1300, from fore- + tell (v.). Related: Foretold; foretelling.

  • Forethought

    [fawr-thawt, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌθɔt, ˈfoʊr-/ noun 1. thoughtful provision beforehand; provident care; prudence. 2. a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation. /ˈfɔːˌθɔːt/ noun 1. advance consideration or deliberation 2. thoughtful anticipation of future events n. c.1300, from fore- + thought. Old English had foreðencan “to premeditate, consider.”

  • Forethoughtful

    [fawr-thawt-fuh l, fohr-] /fɔrˈθɔt fəl, foʊr-/ adjective 1. full of or having ; provident.

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