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fore·taste

 (fôr′tāst′)
n.
1. An advance token or warning.
2. A slight taste or sample in anticipation of something to come.
tr.v. (fôr-tāst′, fôr′tāst′) fore·tast·ed, fore·tast·ing, fore·tastes
To have an anticipatory taste of.

foretaste

n
an early but limited experience or awareness of something to come
vb
(tr) to have a foretaste of

fore•taste

(n. ˈfɔrˌteɪst, ˈfoʊr-; v. fɔrˈteɪst, foʊr-)

n., v. -tast•ed, -tast•ing. n.
1. a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation.
v.t.
2. to have some advance experience or knowledge of (something to come).
[1400–50]

foretaste


Past participle: foretasted
Gerund: foretasting

Imperative
foretaste
foretaste
Present
I foretaste
you foretaste
he/she/it foretastes
we foretaste
you foretaste
they foretaste
Preterite
I foretasted
you foretasted
he/she/it foretasted
we foretasted
you foretasted
they foretasted
Present Continuous
I am foretasting
you are foretasting
he/she/it is foretasting
we are foretasting
you are foretasting
they are foretasting
Present Perfect
I have foretasted
you have foretasted
he/she/it has foretasted
we have foretasted
you have foretasted
they have foretasted
Past Continuous
I was foretasting
you were foretasting
he/she/it was foretasting
we were foretasting
you were foretasting
they were foretasting
Past Perfect
I had foretasted
you had foretasted
he/she/it had foretasted
we had foretasted
you had foretasted
they had foretasted
Future
I will foretaste
you will foretaste
he/she/it will foretaste
we will foretaste
you will foretaste
they will foretaste
Future Perfect
I will have foretasted
you will have foretasted
he/she/it will have foretasted
we will have foretasted
you will have foretasted
they will have foretasted
Future Continuous
I will be foretasting
you will be foretasting
he/she/it will be foretasting
we will be foretasting
you will be foretasting
they will be foretasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foretasting
you have been foretasting
he/she/it has been foretasting
we have been foretasting
you have been foretasting
they have been foretasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foretasting
you will have been foretasting
he/she/it will have been foretasting
we will have been foretasting
you will have been foretasting
they will have been foretasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foretasting
you had been foretasting
he/she/it had been foretasting
we had been foretasting
you had been foretasting
they had been foretasting
Conditional
I would foretaste
you would foretaste
he/she/it would foretaste
we would foretaste
you would foretaste
they would foretaste
Past Conditional
I would have foretasted
you would have foretasted
he/she/it would have foretasted
we would have foretasted
you would have foretasted
they would have foretasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foretaste - an early limited awareness of something yet to occur
expectation, outlook, prospect - belief about (or mental picture of) the future

foretaste

noun sample, example, indication, preview, trailer, prelude, whiff, foretoken, warning It was a foretaste of things to come.

foretaste

noun
A limited or anticipatory experience:
Translations
předzvěst
forsmag
forsmekkur
ženklas
priekšvēstnesis
erken yaşantıön tadım

foretaste

[ˈfɔːteɪst] Nanticipo m, muestra f

foretaste

[ˈfɔːrteɪst] navant-goût m

foretaste

nVorgeschmack m; to give somebody a foretaste of somethingjdm einen Vorgeschmack von etw geben

foretaste

[ˈfɔːˌteɪst] nassaggio

foretaste

(ˈfoːteist) noun
a small sample or experience of something before it happens. This cold weather is just a foretaste of winter.
References in classic literature ?
Let the friend be the festival of the earth to you, and a foretaste of the Superman.
This breeze, which has travelled from the regions towards which I am advancing, gives me a foretaste of those icy climes.
Thus the chief justice had a foretaste of the mortifications which the exiled New-Englanders afterwards suffered from the haughty Britons.
It was neither the season nor the hour when the Park had frequenters; and it is likely that the young lady, who was seated on one of the benches at the side of the walk, had merely obeyed a sudden impulse to sit for a while and enjoy a foretaste of coming Spring.
With the superstition common to his brotherhood, he fancied himself given over to a fiend, to be tortured with frightful dreams and desperate thoughts, the sting of remorse and despair of pardon, as a foretaste of what awaits him beyond the grave.
Hunt, and gave him a foretaste of the difficulties of his command.
While these affairs were separating forever the four musketeers, formerly bound together in a manner that seemed indissoluble, Athos, left alone after the departure of Raoul, began to pay his tribute to that foretaste of death which is called the absence of those we love.
Yes--if the life of earth is a foretaste of the life of hell.
London was but a foretaste of this nomadic civilization which is altering human nature so profoundly, and throws upon personal relations a stress greater than they have ever borne before.
There was nothing poignant, nothing acute about it; but there was a feeling of permanence, of eternity about it; it brought a foretaste of hopeless years of this cold leaden misery, a foretaste of an eternity "on a square yard of space.
Katie," she said to the maid, "bring the princess her gray dress, and you'll see, Mademoiselle Bourienne, how I shall arrange it," she added, smiling with a foretaste of artistic pleasure.
He had not had much foretaste of happiness in his previous life.