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Webster 1913 Edition


Foretaste

Fore′tasteˊ

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Noun.
A taste beforehand; enjoyment in advance; anticipation.

Fore-taste′

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Verb.
T.
1.
To taste before full possession; to have previous enjoyment or experience of; to anticipate.
2.
To taste before another.
Foretasted fruit.”
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Foretaste

FO'RETASTE

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Noun.
A taste beforehand; anticipation. The pleasures of piety are a foretaste of heaven.

Definition 2022


foretaste

foretaste

English

Noun

foretaste (plural foretastes)

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

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Verb

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 [...]

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