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foreword

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noun fore·word \ˈfȯr-(ˌ)wərd\

Simple Definition of foreword

  • : a section at the beginning of a book that introduces the book and is usually written by someone other than the book's author

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of foreword

  1. :  prefatory comments (as for a book) especially when written by someone other than the author

Examples of foreword in a sentence

  1. <the editor makes some good points in the foreword about the author's life, so be sure to read it>



1842

First Known Use of foreword

1842

Rhymes with foreword


FOREWORD Defined for Kids

foreword

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noun fore·word \ˈfȯr-ˌwərd\

Definition of foreword for Students

  1. :  preface





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