What does foretoken mean?

Definitions for foretoken
ˈfɔrˌtoʊ kən, ˈfoʊr-; fɔrˈtoʊ kən, foʊr-fore·to·ken

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. augury, sign, foretoken, preindicationnoun

    an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

    "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Foretokennoun

    Prevenient sign; prognostick.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    It may prove some ominous foretoken of misfortune. Philip Sidney.

    They misliked nothing more in king Edward the Confessor, than that he was Frenchified; and accounted the desire of foreign language then to be a foretoken of bringing in of foreign powers, which indeed happened. William Camden, Remains.

  2. To Foretokenverb

    To foreshow; to prognosticate as a sign.

    Etymology: fore and token.

    The king from Ireland hastes; but did no good;
    Whilst strange prodigious signs foretoken blood. Daniel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foretokennoun

    prognostic; previous omen

  2. Foretokenverb

    to foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate

  3. Etymology: [AS. foretcnian; fore + tcnian.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foretoken

    fōr′tō-kn, n. a token or sign beforehand.—v.t. Foretō′ken, to signify beforehand.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foretoken in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foretoken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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