foretelling

Definitions of foretelling
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n 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
Type of:
prognostication, prophecy, vaticination
knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

n 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
Type of:
statement
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

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