(Fore*to"ken) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foretokened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Foretokening ] [AS. foretacnian;
fore + tacnian.] To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate.
Whilst strange prodigious signs foretoken blood.Daniel.
(Fore" tooth`) pl. Fore teeth (Anat.) One of the teeth in the forepart of the mouth; an incisor.
1. The hair on the forepart of the head; esp., a tuft or lock of hair which hangs over the forehead, as of a
2. That part of a headdress that is in front; the top of a periwig.
3. (Naut.) The platform at the head of the foremast.
(Fore`-top*gal"lant) a. (Naut.) Designating the mast, sail, yard, etc., above the topmast; as,
the fore-topgallant sail. See Sail.
(Fore`-top"mast) n. (Naut.) The mast erected at the head of the foremast, and at the
head of which stands the fore-topgallant mast. See Ship.
(Fore`-top"sail) n. (Naut.) See Sail.
(For*ev"er) adv. [For, prep. + ever.]
1. Through eternity; through endless ages; eternally.
2. At all times; always.
In England, for and ever are usually written and printed as two separate words; but, in the United States,
the general practice is to make but a single word of them.
Forever and ever, an emphatic "forever."
Syn. Constantly; continually; invariably; unchangeably; incessantly; always; perpetually; unceasingly; ceaselessly; interminably; everlastingly; endlessly; eternally.
(Fore*vouched") a. Formerly vouched or avowed; affirmed in advance. [R.] Shak.
(Fore"ward`) n. The van; the front. [Obs.]
My foreward shall be drawn out all in length,Shak.
Consisting equally of horse and foot.
(Fore*warn") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forewarned (-w&addrnd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Forewarning.]
To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance.
We were forewarned of your coming.Shak.
(Fore*waste") v. t. See Forewaste. Gascoigne.
(Fore*wend") v. t. [Fore + wend.] To go before. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Fore*wish") v. t. To wish beforehand.