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Definitions for forewarn
fɔrˈwɔrn, foʊr-fore·warn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forewarn, previseverb

    warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning

    "I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house"


  1. forewarnverb

    To warn in advance.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Forewarnverb

    Etymology: fore and warn.

    I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: fear him which, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Lu. xii. 5.

    Divine interpreter, by favour sent
    Down from the empyrean, to forewarn
    Us timely of what might else have been our loss
    Unknown. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii.

    Well I will arm me, being thus forewarn’d. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Thy pride,
    And wand’ring vanity, when least was safe,
    Rejected my forewarning, and disdain’d
    Not to be trusted. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.

    Tho’ Phœbus had forewarned him of singing wars, yet the search of nature was free. John Dryden, Virg. Dedic. to Ld. Clifford.

    Young Choræbus, who by love was led
    To win renown and fair Cassandra’s bed,
    Had lately brought his troops to Priam’s aid;
    Forewarn’d in vain by the prophetick maid. John Dryden, Æn.


  1. forewarn

    Forewarn is to alert or inform someone in advance about a possible danger or problem, to give prior notice or warning about something that has not yet happened.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forewarnverb

    to warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forewarn

    fōr-wawrn′, v.t. to warn beforehand: to give previous notice.—n. Forewarn′ing, warning beforehand.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forewarn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forewarn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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