fore·​word ˈfȯr-(ˌ)wərd How to pronounce foreword (audio)
: prefatory comments (as for a book) especially when written by someone other than the author

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
Recent Examples on the Web The actor has mostly laid low for the past 17 years, reading and studying religion and philosophy and and keeping a close circle of friends, including Jerry Seinfeld, who wrote the foreword to his book. Gillian Telling, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 The new edition features five new stories and a foreword by Megan McDowell, who has translated virtually all of Zambra’s work into English. Jim Ruland, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024 Everest 24’s foreword was written by Norbu Tenzing—son of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who was the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, along with Edmund Hillary, in 1953. Kayla Randall, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2024 With a foreword by Jason Diamond, the book pairs detailed criticism with analysis of Ephron's work as a champion of the rom-com and a Hollywood trailblazer. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for foreword 

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foreword was in 1842

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“Foreword.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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