foretaste

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fore- +‎ taste.

NounEdit

foretaste (plural foretastes)

  1. A taste beforehand; foresmack.
  2. A sample taken in anticipation; enjoyment taken in advance.

See alsoEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

VerbEdit

foretaste (third-person singular simple present foretastes, present participle foretasting, simple past and past participle foretasted)

  1. (transitive) To taste beforehand.
  2. (transitive) To taste before possession; have previous experience of; enjoy by anticipation.
  3. (transitive) To taste before another.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise lost:
      [...] foretast'd fruit, Profan'd first by the serpent [...]

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 12:09