foreword

noun
fore·​word | \ˈfȯr-(ˌ)wərd \

Definition of foreword 

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for foreword

Synonyms

intro, introduction, preamble, preface, prelude, prologue (also prolog)

Antonyms

epilogue (also epilog)

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Examples of foreword in a Sentence

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

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Author Richard Rhodes warns you as much in the foreword. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Energy: A Human History,’ by Richard Rhodes," 7 June 2018 Hinton's book, written by himself and Lara Love Hardin, features a foreword from EJI founder and executive director Bryan Stevenson. Ivana Hrynkiw, AL.com, "The sun shines for Anthony Ray Hinton: Freed death row inmate releases memoir," 27 Mar. 2018 The book includes an introduction by Deborah G. Plant and foreword by Alice Walker, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist credited with reviving interest in Hurston's works in the 1970s. Meagan Flynn, chicagotribune.com, "Zora Neale Hurston: 87 years after writing of 'The Last Black Cargo,' the book is being published," 4 May 2018 The book includes an introduction by Deborah G. Plant and foreword by Alice Walker, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist credited with reviving interest in Hurston's works in the 1970s. The Washington Post, AL.com, "Zora Neale Hurston's lost book dealt with Alabama slave ship, Africatown," 2 May 2018 Todd Vander Pluym, president of Sand Sculptors International, wrote the foreword about the contemporary history of sand sculpture. Cindy Cantrell, BostonGlobe.com, "Book inspires others to ‘stick their toes in the sand’," 2 May 2018 The longest of these forewords, from cardiologist Vidya S. Kaushik, comes with hearty dose of alarmism. Mayukh Sen, Bon Appetit, "In Search of Fatima Lakhani, Whose Cookbook Changed the Way My Family Ate," 27 June 2018 By Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing, by Aaron Sigmond, and with a foreword by Jay Leno, comes in. Jack Forster, Bloomberg.com, "See Petrol-Fueled Timepieces Inspired by Cars and Motorcycles," 27 June 2018 The book, co-authored by Andrew Perloff and with a foreword by Tony Dungy, will be available at Amazon and LifeWay on Sept. 4. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "Case Keenum to release new book in September," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of foreword

1842, in the meaning defined above

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foreword

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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

foreword

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fore·​word | \ˈfȯr-ˌwərd \

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