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[n. fawr-teyst, fohr-; v. fawr-teyst, fohr-] /n. ˈfɔrˌteɪst, ˈfoʊr-; v. fɔrˈteɪst, foʊr-/
a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation.
verb (used with object), foretasted, foretasting.
to have some advance experience or knowledge of (something to come).
Origin of foretaste
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English fortaste. See fore-, taste Unabridged
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  • It is a foretaste of what human brain will accomplish when mankind is restored back to holiness.
  • As someone so cogently remarked: a foretaste of what's happening nationwide.
  • The article was a foretaste of recriminations expected in the months ahead.
  • The breeze is a foretaste of the sea, which has a two-sided presence in the movie.
  • She expects her honeymoon to be a foretaste of heaven, and therefore wants to spend it in heaven's prototype.
British Dictionary definitions for foretaste


noun (ˈfɔːˌteɪst)
an early but limited experience or awareness of something to come
verb (fɔːˈteɪst)
(transitive) to have a foretaste of
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Word Origin and History for foretaste

early 15c., from fore- + taste (n.). As a verb, from mid-15c.

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