forefather

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noun fore·fa·ther \-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of forefather

  1. 1 :  ancestor 1a

  2. 2 :  a person of an earlier period and common heritage

Examples of forefather in a sentence

  1. <our forefathers bought this farm, and our family has worked it for three generations>

14th Century

First Known Use of forefather

14th century


FOREFATHER Defined for English Language Learners

forefather

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noun fore·fa·ther \-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of forefather for English Language Learners

  • : a person (especially a man) who was in your family in past times

  • : a person (especially a man) from an earlier time who helped to create or start something modern or important


FOREFATHER Defined for Kids

forefather

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noun fore·fa·ther \ˈfȯr-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of forefather for Students

  1. :  ancestor 1



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