- The definition of foretell is to foreshadow, or to predict the future.
When a fortune teller reads your palm and tells you what your life is going to be like, this is an example of when the fortune teller foretells the future.
foretell definition by Webster's New World
- foreteller noun
foretell definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb fore·told , fore·tell·ing, fore·tells
- fore·tellˈer noun