fore·​word | \ ˈfȯr-(ˌ)wərd How to pronounce foreword (audio) \

Definition of foreword

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

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the editor makes some good points in the foreword about the author's life, so be sure to read it
Recent Examples on the Web The kid-friendly version of Obama’s memoir features a new foreword and three photo inserts, according to Obama's website. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Michelle Obama memoir 'Becoming' gets two new editions," 18 Feb. 2021 Kennedy wrote the foreword to Hawley's 2008 biography about President Theodore Roosevelt. Others who knew Hawley recall him as being a bright young man destined to get involved in public service. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "'He’s not who he was': Josh Hawley's old acquaintances say senator became unrecognizable in Trump years," 25 Jan. 2021 The book includes works by more than 60 teens, with a foreword by Cleveland poet Philip Metres. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "59 books by Cleveland authors released in 2020," 18 Dec. 2020 The Live with Kelly and Ryan host, 50, opens up in the foreword for Dr. Daryl Gioffre's new book Get Off Your Sugar, which focuses on adding nutrient-dense foods to one's diet to help kick sugar addiction, as opposed to taking things away. Jen Juneau,, "Kelly Ripa Admits She Used to Be a Sugar Addict with a 'Candy Drawer': It Was My 'Vice'," 5 Jan. 2021 The new book includes a few samples of cartoons that Hill and Dumm -- who wrote the foreword for it -- produced together during that period. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Solon cartoonist chronicles ‘year everybody wants to forget’ in new book," 18 Dec. 2020 More than 100 featured decks include work by fine artists such as Salvador Dali, Francesco Clemente, Pedro Friedeberg, Niki de Saint Phalle and Penny Slinger, the feminist-surrealist who wrote the book’s foreword. Steffie Nelson, Los Angeles Times, "A new ‘Library of Esoterica’ brings the occult to your coffee table," 15 Dec. 2020 According to a new foreword to Selwyn Raab’s big book, however, the story of the Mob’s vanishing in New York may itself be another, newer myth. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "Why New York’s Mob Mythology Endures," 30 Nov. 2020 This newly republished collection, with a new foreword by former U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, includes prose, poems and journal entries as the author coped with cancer, mastectomy and treatment. Moira Macdonald,, "Cozy up on the couch with these 6 paperbacks as weather gets cooler," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of foreword

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Foreword.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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


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