foretelling

Definitions of foretelling
  1. noun
    the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
    synonyms: divination, fortune telling, soothsaying
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    arithmancy
    divination by means of numbers
    dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancy
    searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    geomancy
    divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)
    hydromancy
    divination by water (as by patterns seen in the ebb and flow of the tides)
    lithomancy
    divination by means of stones or stone talismans
    necromancy
    conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying
    oneiromancy
    divination through the interpretation of dreams
    onomancy
    divination by the letters of a name
    chirology, chiromancy, palm reading, palmistry
    telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
    pyromancy
    divination by fire or flames
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    prognostication, prophecy, vaticination
    knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
  2. noun
    a statement made about the future
    synonyms: forecasting, prediction, prognostication
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    extropy
    the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe
    fortunetelling
    the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)
    horoscope
    a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
    meteorology, weather forecasting
    predicting what the weather will be
    forecast, prognosis
    a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    divination, prophecy
    a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
    oracle
    a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
    financial forecast
    a forecast of the expected financial position and the results of operations and cash flows based on expected conditions
    weather forecast, weather outlook
    a forecast of the weather
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    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
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