Power Prefix #3: fore- 10 words

Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "fore-" (meaning "before").
More Power Prefix lists:
anti-, con-, inter-, mis-, pre-, sub-, super-, trans-, and uni-!
ELA Common Core State Standard: "Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word."
  1. foreboding
    a feeling of evil to come
    There were forebodings of evil in attempting this winter journey now stretched out to fifteen hundred miles, under conditions which increased its perils.
    Greely, Adolphus W.
  2. forecast
    predict in advance
    In any case, it forecasts a boost to profits over the next few years.
    The Guardian (Oct 9, 2012)
  3. forefather
    person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
    His forefathers, along with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other leaders, encouraged the colonies to produce wine to avoid dependence on Europe.
    Washington Post (May 25, 2012)
  4. foreground
    the part of a scene that is near the viewer
    Steps in the immediate foreground suggest that Mr. Lewis is jumping through the fourth wall of the painting into an ordinary home.
    New York Times (Feb 2, 2012)
  5. foremost
    ranking above all others
    Nearly everyone who talks about video games — reporters, critics, creators, players — places too much emphasis on money as the foremost measurement of success.
    New York Times (Oct 3, 2012)
  6. forerunner
    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    The "Garden Books" kept by Jefferson and now published only in part, reveal him as a forerunner of modern efficiency engineers.
    Chinard, Gilbert
  7. foresee
    realize beforehand
    He foresees no prospect of a breakthrough in relations any time soon.
    New York Times (Jul 19, 2012)
  8. foreshadowing
    the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    Both sport haloes and in some renderings Jesus' halo includes a cross, a foreshadowing of his suffering three decades hence.
    Slate (Dec 21, 2011)
  9. foresight
    seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
    With foresight and thoughtful planning, this suffering is completely avoidable.”
    New York Times (Aug 12, 2011)
  10. foreword
    a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    According to the book’s foreword, the story had been written in the period between the two World Wars.
    The New Yorker (Aug 29, 2011)