Definition of Prefigure

1. Verb. Imagine or consider beforehand. "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"

Generic synonyms: Conceive Of, Envisage, Ideate, Imagine
Derivative terms: Prefiguration, Prefiguration



2. Verb. Indicate by signs. "These signs bode bad news"

Definition of Prefigure

1. v. t. To show, suggest, or announce, by antecedent types and similitudes; to foreshadow.

Definition of Prefigure

1. Verb. To show or suggest ahead of time; to represent beforehand ¹

2. Verb. To predict or foresee ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prefigure

1. [v -URED, -URING, -URES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prefigure

prefetch
prefetchable
prefetched
prefetches
prefetching
prefeudal
prefices
prefidence
prefidences
prefident
prefight
prefiguration
prefigurations
prefigurative
prefiguratively
prefigure (current term)
prefigured
prefigurement
prefigurements
prefigures
prefiguring
prefigurings
prefile
prefiled
prefiles
prefiling
prefill
prefilled
prefilling
prefills

Literary usage of Prefigure

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1. The Witness of Hermas to the Four Gospels by Charles Taylor (1892)
"force of the beast, its horned head, and its prefigure- ment of persecution all point to imperial Rome. Chap. iv. 6 Jesus therefore, being wearied with his ..."

2. On the Atonement and Intercession of Jesus Christ / by William Symington by William Symington (1836)
"It is, thus, incumbent on us, in the prosecution of our argument, to show that the Jewish sacrifices were designed to prefigure Christ, and were actually ..."

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