- Foreshadow is defined as to give a hint beforehand that something is going to happen.
An example of foreshadow is to introduce a weapon into a movie scene, which will later be used in combat.
transitive verbfore·shad·owed, fore·shad·ow·ing, fore·shad·ows
(third-person singular simple present foreshadows, present participle foreshadowing, simple past and past participle foreshadowed)
From fore- + shadow.