Definition of Foredate

1. Verb. Establish something as being earlier relative to something else.

Exact synonyms: Antedate, Predate
Generic synonyms: Chronologise, Chronologize
Antonyms: Postdate



Definition of Foredate

1. v. t. To date before the true time; to antedate.

Definition of Foredate

1. Verb. (transitive) To date before the true time; to antedate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foredate

1. to antedate [v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES] - See also: antedate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foredate

foreclosed
foreclosee
foreclosees
forecloser
foreclosers
forecloses
foreclosing
foreclosure
foreclosures
foreconceive
foreconceived
foreconscious
forecourt
forecourts
forecrown
foredate (current term)
foredated
foredates
foredating
foredeal
foredeals
foredeck
foredecks
foredeclare
foredeem
foredele
foredesign
foredestine
foredestined
foredetermine

Literary usage of Foredate

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... envelop, enwrap, escarpment, exhilarate, expose, eyelet-hole. fore-arm (a), forecast, forecastle, foredate, forefront, ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"It would have been cruel to have pressed Experience further, and Ignorance, to foredate matters a little, went about to discover why Experience shied off ..."

3. Folio (1882)
"'•Build ye a gallows high and marvellous, Get the king's will and straight foredate the day, For this is bitter and long-borne," said they. PART III. ..."

4. The National Preacher by Austin Dickinson (1837)
"... fiend in the pit came by turns and by groups to hoot and chatter about his foul deed, and foredate his doom, and blacken the darkness of his despair. ..."

5. The Baptist Quarterly Review by J R Baumes, Robert Stuart MacArtur, Henry C Vedder (1883)
"... to foreknow what should be, therefore must, Bold to foredate it with creating ey.es." VOL. V, No. ..."

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