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From Middle English foremynden, equivalent to fore- +‎ mind.


foremind (third-person singular simple present foreminds, present participle foreminding, simple past and past participle foreminded)

  1. To intend; predetermine.


foremind (plural foreminds)

  1. intent, intention.
  2. The forward or conscious part of the mind, easily accessible to memory and cognition.
    • 2007, Waldman, Ginsberg, The Beat Book: Writings from the Beat Generation:
      [] I'm floundering at sloppy deliberation in the choice of every new word, and thus damned up in my soul is left to rot. The limit of my foremind to tap and drain onto paper any flow from my residue of self-saturated thoughts is usually half a page at any one sitting.