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fore

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adverb \ˈfȯr\

Definition of fore

  1. 1 obsolete :  at an earlier time or period

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of fore

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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fore

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preposition \ˈfȯr\
variants: or less commonly

'fore

Definition of fore

  1. 1 chiefly dialectal :  before

  2. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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fore

adjective

Definition of fore

  1. 1 :  situated in front of something else :  forward

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of fore

fore-


First Known Use: 15th century


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fore

noun

Definition of fore

  1. :  something that occupies a front position

to the fore

  1. :  in or into a position of prominence :  forward

Origin and Etymology of fore

see 3fore


First Known Use: 1637


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fore

interjection

Definition of fore

  1. —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


First Known Use: circa 1878


fore-

combining form

Definition of fore-

  1. 1a :  earlier :  beforehand foreseeb :  occurring earlier :  occurring beforehand foreshock

  2. 2a :  situated at the front :  in front forelegb :  front part of (something specified) forearmc :  foremast foretop

Origin and Etymology of fore-

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


FORE Defined for English Language Learners

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fore

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adverb \ˈfȯr\

Definition of fore for English Language Learners

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

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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

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adverb \ˈfȯr\

Definition of fore for Students

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


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fore

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adjective

Definition of fore for Students

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


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fore

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noun

Definition of fore for Students

  1. :  1front 1 the ship's fore


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fore

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interjection

Definition of fore for Students

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


fore-

prefix

Definition of fore- for Students

  1. 1 :  earlier :  beforehand foresee

  2. 2 :  at the front :  in front foreleg

  3. 3 :  front part of something specified forearm


Medical Dictionary

fore

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adjective \ˈfō(ə)r, ˈfȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of fore

  1. :  situated in front of something else



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