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fore

adverb \ ˈfȯr \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of fore

1 obsolete :at an earlier time or period
2 :in, toward, or near the front :forward
  • The plane's exits are located fore and aft.

Examples of fore in a Sentence

  1. The plane's exits are located fore and aft.

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Origin and Etymology of fore

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old English for


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fore

preposition \ ˈfȯr \
variants: or less commonly 'fore

Definition of fore

1 chiefly dialectal :before
2 :in the presence of

Examples of fore in a Sentence

  1. fore the baby's arrival, the young couple had been able to cope with their problems

  2. fore the stranger there swarmed a gaggle of curious street urchins

Origin and Etymology of fore

see 1fore

fore Synonyms

Synonyms
afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, ere, before (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, prior to, to
Antonyms
after, following
Related Words
till, until, up to
Near Antonyms
next, next to, since

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fore

adjective

Definition of fore

1 :situated in front of something else :forward
2 :prior in order of occurrence :former

Examples of fore in a Sentence

  1. the fore and aft cabins

  2. cats have five fore toes but only four hind toes

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Origin and Etymology of fore

fore-

fore Synonyms

Synonyms
anterior, front, forward, frontal, frontward (or frontwards)
Antonyms
aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward
Related Words
ventral
Near Antonyms
dorsal

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fore

noun

Definition of fore

:something that occupies a front position
to the fore
:in or into a position of prominence :forward

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Origin and Etymology of fore

see 3fore


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fore

interjection

Definition of fore

used by a golfer to warn anyone within range of the probable line of flight of the ball

Origin and Etymology of fore

probably short for before


fore-

combining form

Definition of fore-

1 a :earlier :beforehand
  • foresee
b :occurring earlier :occurring beforehand
  • foreshock
2 a :situated at the front :in front
  • foreleg
b :front part of (something specified)
  • forearm
c :foremast
  • foretop

Origin and Etymology of fore-

Middle English for-, fore-, from Old English fore-, from fore, adverb


FORE Defined for English Language Learners

fore

adverb

Definition of fore for English Language Learners

  • : toward or at the front part of a boat, ship, or airplane


fore

adjective

Definition of fore for English Language Learners

  • : located at the front of a boat, ship, or airplane


fore-

combining form

Definition of fore- for English Language Learners

  • : earlier

  • : located at the front

  • : front or lower part of (something specified)


FORE Defined for Kids

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fore

adverb \ ˈfȯr \

Definition of fore for Students

:in or toward the front
  • The plane's exits are located fore and aft.

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fore

adjective

Definition of fore for Students

:being or coming before in time, place, or order
  • the ship's fore hold

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fore

noun

Definition of fore for Students

:1front 1
  • the ship's fore

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fore

interjection

Definition of fore for Students

used by a golfer to warn someone within range of a hit ball

fore-

prefix

Definition of fore- for Students

1 :earlier :beforehand
  • foresee
2 :at the front :in front
  • foreleg
3 :front part of something specified
  • forearm

Medical Dictionary

fore

adjective \ ˈfō(ə)r, ˈfȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of fore

:situated in front of something else


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