What does the word Forewarn mean?

Usage examples for Forewarn

  1. The circumstances show the awful uncertainty of things in this transitory life, Captain Ludlow, and forewarn the most vigorous and youthful, that the strong of arm may be cut down, in his pride, like the tender plant of the fields! – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. I ain't, gin'rally speakin', no meddler, but ef so be I kin forewarn ye ergainst harm, hit would pleasure me ter do hit." – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  3. It is a good rule, in reference to this point, to forewarn instead of finding fault. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe