foreknowledge

  • 1 Foreknowledge — Fore*knowl edge, n. Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of whatever is to happen; prescience. [1913 Webster] If I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 foreknowledge — index expectation, precognition, prognosis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 foreknowledge — (n.) 1530s, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + KNOWLEDGE (Cf. knowledge). Cf. foreknow to know beforehand (late 14c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 foreknowledge — ► NOUN ▪ awareness of something before it happens or exists …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 foreknowledge — [fôr′näl΄ij, fôr näl′ij] n. knowledge of something before it happens or exists; prescience …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 foreknowledge — Paul refers to four stages in God s plan of salvation (Rom. 8:29). First, God had foreknowledge of all the future and so chose the ‘elect’ (cf. Acts 4:28); then he ‘called’, when those chosen became aware of it; then they were ‘justified’ by… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 7 foreknowledge — [[t]fɔː(r)nɒ̱lɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n If you have foreknowledge of an event or situation, you have some knowledge of it before it actually happens. She has maintained that the General had foreknowledge of the plot …

    English dictionary

  • 8 foreknowledge — /fawr nol ij, fohr , fawr nol ij, fohr /, n. knowledge of something before it exists or happens; prescience: Did you have any foreknowledge of the scheme? [1525 35; FORE + KNOWLEDGE] Syn. presentiment, premonition; foresightedness. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 foreknowledge — The ability to predict events before they occur. Traditionally God s foreknowledge, apparently guaranteed by his omniscience, raises severe problems both about the fixedness of the future, and about whether it can co exist with our free will …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 10 foreknowledge — noun (U) formal knowledge that something is going to happen before it actually does (+ of): The senator denied having any foreknowledge of the affair …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 foreknowledge — noun see foreknow …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 foreknowledge — noun Knowing beforehand, prescience, foresight, precognition …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 foreknowledge — Synonyms and related words: apprehension, clairvoyance, command, comprehension, conception, conceptualization, decree, foreboding, foredestiny, foregone conclusion, foreknowing, foreordination, foreseeability, forewisdom, grasp, grip, ideation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 foreknowledge — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. foresight, prescience, premonition; see anticipation 2 , hunch 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 foreknowledge — fore|knowl|edge [fo:ˈnɔlıdʒ US fo:rˈna:l ] n [U] formal knowledge that something is going to happen before it actually does …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 foreknowledge — fore|knowl|edge [ fɔr nalıdʒ ] noun uncount FORMAL knowledge of events before they happen …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 FOREKNOWLEDGE —    the CHRISTIAN BELIEF that GOD knows the past, present and future in one simple and eternal act of cognition …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 18 foreknowledge — n. advance knowledge, knowing beforehand …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 foreknowledge — noun awareness of something before it happens or exists. Derivatives foreknow verb (past foreknew; past participle foreknown) (literary) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 foreknowledge — n. Foresight, prescience, previous knowledge …

    New dictionary of synonyms