Definitions for: Prefigure

[v] indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
[v] imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pre*fig"ure (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Prefigured; p. pr. & vb. n. Prefiguring.] [F.
pr['e]figurer, or L. praefigurare, praefiguratum; prae before
+ figurare to figure. See Figure, and cf. Prefigurate.]
To show, suggest, or announce, by antecedent types and
similitudes; to foreshadow. ``Whom all the various types
prefigured.'' --South.

Synonyms: augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate

See Also: bespeak, conceive of, envisage, foreshow, ideate, imagine, indicate, point, signal, threaten

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