Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Foreremembered adjective Called to mind previously. Bp. Montagu.
Foreright adjective Ready; directly forward; going before. [ Obsolete] "A foreright wind." Chapman.
Foreright adverb Right forward; onward. [ Obsolete]
Forerun transitive verb 1. To turn before; to precede; to be in advance of (something following). 2. To come before as an earnest of something to follow; to introduce as a harbinger; to announce.
These signs forerun the death or fall of kings. Shak.
Forerunner noun 1. A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.
Whither the forerunner in for us entered, even Jesus. Hebrew vi. 20.
My elder brothers, my forerunners , came. Dryden. 2. A predecessor; an ancestor.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 3. (Nautical) A piece of rag terminating the log line.
Foresaid adjective Mentioned before; aforesaid.
Foresail noun (Nautical) (a) The sail bent to the foreyard of a square- rigged vessel, being the lowest sail on the foremast. (b) The gaff sail set on the foremast of a schooner. (c) The fore staysail of a sloop, being the triangular sail next forward of the mast.
Foresay transitive verb
[ Anglo-Saxon foresecgan
; fore + secgan
to say. See Say
, transitive verb
] To foretell.
Her danger nigh that sudden change foresaid . Fairfax.
Foresee transitive verb
[ Anglo-Saxon foreseón
; fore + seón
to see. See See
, transitive verb
] 1. To see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil. Prov. xxii. 3. 2. To provide.
Great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without foreseeing means of life. Bacon.
Foresee intransitive verb To have or exercise foresight. [ Obsolete]
, or (strictly) past participle Provided; in case that; on condition that.
One manner of meat is most sure to every complexion, foreseen that it be alway most commonly in conformity of qualities, with the person that eateth. Sir T. Elyot.
Foreseer noun One who foresees or foreknows.
Foreseize transitive verb To seize beforehand.
Foreshadow transitive verb To shadow or typi...y beforehand; to prefigure. Dryden.
Foreship noun The fore part of a ship. [ Obsolete]
Foreshorten transitive verb 1. (Fine Art) To represent on a plane surface, as if extended in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to shorten by drawing in perspective. 2. Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination.
Songs, and deeds, and lives that lie Tennyson.
Foreshortened in the tract of time.
Foreshortening noun (Fine Arts) Representation in a foreshortened mode or way.
Foreshot noun In distillation of low wines, the first portion of spirit that comes over, being a fluid abounding in fusel oil. Knight.
Foreshow transitive verb
[ Anglo-Saxon foresceáwian
to foresee, provide; fore + sceáwian
to see. See Show
, transitive verb
] To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell.
Your looks foreshow Shak.
You have a gentle heart.
Next, like Aurora, Spenser rose, Denham.
Whose purple blush the day foreshows .
Foreshower noun One who predicts.
1. The front side; the front; esp., a stretch of country fronting the sea. 2. The outside or external covering. Spenser.
Foresight noun 1. The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge. Milton. 2. Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
This seems an unseasonable foresight . Milton.
A random expense, without plan or foresight . Burke. 3. (Surv.) Any sight or reading of the leveling staff, except the backsight; any sight or bearing taken by a compass or theodolite in a forward direction. 4. (Gun.) Muzzle sight. See Fore sight , under Fore , adjective
Foresighted adjective Sagacious; prudent; provident for the future. Bartram.
Foresightful adjective Foresighted. [ Obsolete]
Foresignify transitive verb To signify beforehand; to foreshow; to typify. Milton.
Foreskin noun (Anat.) The fold of skin which covers the glans of the penis; the prepuce.
Foreskirt noun The front skirt of a garment, in distinction from the train .
Honor's train Shak.
Is longer than his foreskirt .
Foreslack transitive verb
[ Obsolete] See Forslack .
Foresleeve noun The sleeve below the elbow.
Foreslow transitive verb
[ See Forslow
.] To make slow; to hinder; to obstruct. [ Obsolete] See Forslow , transitive verb
No stream, no wood, no mountain could foreslow Fairfax.
Their hasty pace.
Foreslow intransitive verb To loiter. [ Obsolete] See Forslow , intransitive verb
Forespeak transitive verb
[ Obsolete] See Forspeak .
Forespeak transitive verb To foretell; to predict.
My mother was half a witch; never anything that she forespake but came to pass. Beau. & Fl.
Forespeaking noun A prediction; also, a preface. [ Obsolete] Camden. Huloet.
Forespeech noun A preface. [ Obsolete] Sherwood.
Forespent adjective [ Fore + spent .] Already spent; gone by; past. [ Obsolete] Shak.
[ Obsolete] See Forspent .
Forespurrer noun One who rides before; a harbinger. [ Obsolete] Shak.
[ Old French forest
, French forêt
, Late Latin forestis
, also, forestus
, prop., open ground reserved for the chase, from Latin foris
, out of doors, abroad. See Foreign
.] 1. An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated. 2. (Eng. Law) A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own. Burrill.
Forest adjective Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan. Forest fly
. (Zoology) (a) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the family Tabanidæ , which attack both men and beasts. See Horse fly . (b) A fly of the genus Hippobosca , esp. H. equina . See Horse tick .
-- Forest glade
, a grassy space in a forest. Thomson.
-- Forest laws
, laws for the protection of game, preservation of timber, etc., in forests.
-- Forest tree
, a tree of the forest, especially a timber tree, as distinguished from a fruit tree .
Forest transitive verb To cover with trees or wood.
Forestaff noun (Nautical) An instrument formerly used at sea for taking the altitudes of heavenly bodies, now superseded by the sextant; -- called also cross-staff . Brande & C.
Forestage noun [ Confer French forestage .] (O. Eng. Law) (a) A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters. (b) A service paid by foresters to the king.
Forestal adjective Of or pertaining to forests; as, forestal rights.
Forestall transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Forestalled
; present participle & verbal noun Forestalling
.] [ Middle English forstallen
to stop, to obstruct; to stop (goods) on the way to the market by buying them beforehand, from forstal
obstruction, Anglo-Saxon forsteal
, prop., a placing one's self before another. See Fore
, and Stall
.] 1. To take beforehand, or in advance; to anticipate.
What need a man forestall his date of grief, Milton. 2. To take possession of, in advance of some one or something else, to the exclusion or detriment of the latter; to get ahead of; to preoccupy; also, to exclude, hinder, or prevent, by prior occupation, or by measures taken in advance.
And run to meet what he would most avoid?
An ugly serpent which forestalled their way. Fairfax.
But evermore those damsels did forestall Spenser.
Their furious encounter.
To be forestalled ere we come to fall. Shak.
Habit is a forestalled and obstinate judge. Rush. 3. To deprive; -- with of .
All the better; may Shak. 4. (Eng. Law) To obstruct or stop up, as a way; to stop the passage of on highway; to intercept on the road, as goods on the way to market. To forestall the market
This night forestall him of the coming day!
, to buy or contract for merchandise or provision on its way to market, with the intention of selling it again at a higher price; to dissuade persons from bringing their goods or provisions there; or to persuade them to enhance the price when there. This was an offense at law in England until 1844. Burrill. Syn.
-- To anticipate; monopolize; engross.
Forestaller noun One who forestalls; esp., one who forestalls the market. Locke.
Forestay noun (Nautical) A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship .
Forester noun [ French forestier , Late Latin forestarius .]
1. One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game. 2. An inhabitant of a forest. Wordsworth. 3. A forest tree. [ R.] Evelyn. 4. (Zoology) A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester ( A. octomaculata ), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine.
Forestick noun Front stick of a hearth fire.