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fore at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fore at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. fore (prep.) "before, in front of;" (adv.) "before, previously," common Gmc. (cf. O.H.G. fora, O.Fris. fara, Ger. vor, Goth. faiura, O.N. fyrr "for"); from PIE *per-/*pr- (cf. Skt. pura "before, formerly;" Avestan paro "before;" Hittite para- "on, forth;" Gk. paros "before," para "from beside, beyond," peri "around, about, toward," pro "before;" L. pro "before, for, on behalf of, instead of," prae "before," per "through, for;" O.C.S. pra-dedu "great-grandfather"). The warning cry in golf is first recorded 1878, probably a contraction of before. The forehand tennis stroke is from 1889. Sexual sense of foreplay is first recorded 1929. Foreshadow is from 1577, on the notion of a shadow thrown before an object and suggesting what is to come; forebode "feel a secret premonition" is from 1603; foretell and forethought are both from c.1300. Foreshorten is from 1606; forever (adv.) is first recorded 1670. Forefather "ancestor" first attested c.1300, perhaps from O.N. forfa?uir. ///

fore at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: FORE2]// to the fore// to or in a position of importance or influence// --Environmental issues came to the fore in the 1980s.// --The case brought to the fore a lot of racial tensions.//
fore 2 adj [only before noun] technical [Date: 1400-1500; Origin: fore 'before'; FORE-]// the fore parts of a ship, plane, or animal are the parts at the front// -- fore adv //

fôre at Norwegian => English Of Explained:

a missile)

före at Swedish => English Of Explained:


före at Swedish => english Of Explained:

ahead, before, ere, prior to

fore at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "fore":
ahead, ancient, ante, antecedent, anterior, anteriority,
anticipatory, beforehand, bold front, brave face, brave front,
chief, ci-devant, display, earlier, early, elder, erstwhile,
facade, face, facet, facia, first, forefront, foregoing,
foreground, forehand, foreland, foremost, forepart, forequarter,
foreside, foreword, former, forward, front, front elevation,
front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal,
frontier, frontispiece, head, heading, headmost, immemorial,
in advance, lap, late, leading, obverse, old, olden, older, once,
onetime, past, preceding, precurrent, preexistent, preface, prefix,
prehistoric, previous, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, prior,
priority, proscenium, quondam, recent, senior, sometime, then,
window dressing

fore at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Front): front, fore, forepart, foreground, face, frontage, facade, proscenium, frontispiece, obverse, vanguard, outpost, front line, brow, forehead, beak, bow, stem, prow.

[V] (Front): be in front, stand in front, front, face, confront, come to the front, come to the fore.

[ADJ] (Front): fore, anterior, front, frontal.

[ADV] (Front): before, in front, in advance, ahead, right ahead, before one's eyes, face to face, vis-a-vis.

[N] (Front): front, fore, forepart, foreground, face, frontage, facade, proscenium, frontispiece, obverse, vanguard, outpost, front line, brow, forehead, beak, bow, stem, prow.

[V] (Front): be in front, stand in front, front, face, confront, come to the front, come to the fore.

[ADJ] (Front): fore, anterior, front, frontal.

[ADV] (Front): before, in front, in advance, ahead, right ahead, before one's

fore at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, adjective, adverb
be / come to the fore (BrE) (AmE be at the fore) to be/become important and noticed by people; to play an important part:
She has always been to the fore at moments of crisis. * The problem has come to the fore again in recent months.
bring sth to the fore to make sth become noticed by people
adjective [only before noun] (technical) situated at the front of a ship, an aircraft or an animal
compare AFT, HIND
adverb at or towards the front of a ship or an aircraft
compare AFT

Fore at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fore \Fore\, a. [See {Fore}, adv.]
Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front;
being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance;
preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; -- opposed
to {back} or {behind}; as, the fore part of a garment; the
fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon.

The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is
directed by the fore purpose of the state. --Southey.

Note: Fore is much used adjectively or in composition.

{Fore bay}, a reservoir or canal between a mill race and a
water wheel; the discharging end of a pond or mill race.

{Fore body} (Shipbuilding), the part of a ship forward of the
largest cross-section, distinguisched from middle body abd
after body.

{Fore boot}, a receptacle in the front of a vehicle, for
stowing baggage, etc.

{Fore bow}, the pommel of a saddle. --Knight.

{Fore cabin}, a cabin in the fore part of a ship, usually
with inferior accommodations.

{Fore carriage}.
(a) The forward part of the running gear of a four-wheeled
(b) A small carriage at the front end of a plow beam.

{Fore course} (Naut.), the lowermost sail on the foremost of
a square-rigged vessel; the foresail. See Illust. under

{Fore door}. Same as {Front door}.

{Fore edge}, the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.

{Fore elder}, an ancestor. [Prov. Eng.]

{Fore end}.
(a) The end which precedes; the earlier, or the nearer, part;
the beginning.

I have . . . paid More pious debts to heaven, than
in all The fore end of my time. --Shak.
(b) In firearms, the wooden stock under the barrel, forward
of the trigger guard, or breech frame.

{Fore girth}, a girth for the fore part (of a horse, etc.); a

{Fore hammer}, a sledge hammer, working alternately, or in
time, with the hand hammer.

{Fore leg}, one of the front legs of a quadruped, or
multiped, or of a chair, settee, etc.

{Fore peak} (Naut.), the angle within a ship's bows; the
portion of the hold which is farthest forward.

{Fore piece}, a front piece, as the flap in the fore part of
a sidesaddle, to guard the rider's dress.

{Fore plane}, a carpenter's plane, in size and use between a
jack plane and a smoothing plane. --Knight.

{Fore reading}, previous perusal. [Obs.] --Hales.

{Fore rent}, in Scotland, rent payable before a crop is

{Fore sheets} (Naut.), the forward portion of a rowboat; the
space beyond the front thwart. See {Stern sheets}.

{Fore shore}.
(a) A bank in advance of a sea wall, to break the force of
the surf.
(b) The seaward projecting, slightly inclined portion of a
breakwater. --Knight.
(c) The part of the shore between high and low water marks.

{Fore sight}, that one of the two sights of a gun which is
near the muzzle.

{Fore tackle} (Naut.), the tackle on the foremast of a ship.

{Fore topmast}. (Naut.) See {Fore-topmast}, in the

{Fore wind}, a favorable wind. [Obs.]

Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.

{Fore world}, the antediluvian world. [R.] --Southey.

Fore \Fore\, n. [AS. f?r, fr. faran to go. See {Fare}, v. i.]
Journey; way; method of proceeding. [Obs.] ``Follow him and
his fore.'' --Chaucer.

Fore \Fore\, adv. [AS. fore, adv. & prep., another form of for.
See {For}, and cf. {Former}, {Foremost}.]
1. In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to
aft, after, back, behind, etc.

2. Formerly; previously; afore. [Obs. or Colloq.]

The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are. --Shak.

3. (Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship.

{Fore and aft} (Naut.), from stem to stern; lengthwise of the
vessel; -- in distinction from athwart. --R. H. Dana, Jr.

{Fore-and-aft rigged} (Naut.), not rigged with square sails
attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on
stays in the midship line of the vessel. See {Schooner},
{Sloop}, {Cutter}.

Fore \Fore\, prep.
Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of
afore or before. [Obs.]

Fore \Fore\, n.
The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.

{At the fore} (Naut.), at the fore royal masthead; -- said of
a flag, so raised as a signal for sailing, etc.

{To the fore}.
(a) In advance; to the front; to a prominent position; in
plain sight; in readiness for use.
(b) In existence; alive; not worn out, lost, or spent, as
money, etc. [Irish] ``While I am to the fore.'' --W.
Collins. ``How many captains in the regiment had two
thousand pounds to the fore?'' --Thackeray.

fore at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: situated at or toward the bow of a vessel [syn: {fore(a)}]
[ant: {aft(a)}]
2: located anteriorly [syn: {fore(a)}, {front(a)}]

n : front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of
the boat toward the finish line" [syn: {bow}, {prow}, {stem}]

adv : near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the
captain went fore (or forward) to check the
instruments" [syn: {forward}] [ant: {aft}]

fore at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » fore-|före|fôre|fóre|fòre|foré


Etymology 1

A development of the prefix Inter: term » fore-.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /fɔː/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /fɔɹ/
  • Inter: X-SAMPA » /"fo:/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-fore.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔː(ɹ)
  • Inter: homophones » for|four


    Inter: en-adj » former|foremost

  • Inter: obsolet » e Former; occurring earlier (in some order); previous. Inter: defdate » 15th-18th c.
    1. Forward; situated towards the front (of something). Inter: defdate » from 16th c.
    2. 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 23:
    3. : Crystal vases with crimson roses and golden-brown asters were set here and there in the fore part of the shop ....
      * Inter: sense » order latter

  • Inter: sense » location aft
    Inter: trans-top » former; occurring earlier
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|eerste, Inter: t+ » nl|eerdere
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|edellinen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ранний|tr=ránnij|sc=Cyrl
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tidigare, Inter: t+ » sv|före

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » forward; at or toward the front
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|voorste, Inter: t+ » nl|voor-
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|etu-, Inter: t- » fi|keula-
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|передний|tr=perédnij|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|носовой|tr=nosovój|sc=Cyrl; в носовой части (v nosovój části), Inter: t+ » ru|впереди|tr=vperedí|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|för-, Inter: t- » sv|fram-, Inter: t- » sv|front-

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-inter » j
  • Inter: gol » f An exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.
    Inter: trans-top » in golf: yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|fore

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-noun » -
  • The front; the foreward part of something; the foreground.
    1. : The fore was painted white.
    2. 2002, Mark Bevir, The Logic of the History of Ideas:
    3. : People face a dilemma whenever they bring to the fore an understanding that appears inadequate in the light of the other beliefs they bring to bear on it.
      Related terms
      * fore-and-aft

  • foremost
  • forehead
    Inter: trans-top » front
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|voorkant|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|etuosa, Inter: t+ » fi|keula

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нос|m|tr=nos|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » of a ship, Inter: t+ » ru|перед|m|tr=péred|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|передняя часть|f|tr=perédnjaja částʹ|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    * Inter: inflected form of » fare


  • Inter: simple past of » fare


    * Freo
    • froe
    • o-fer

    Category: Category:English irregular simple past forms -



    Inter: fr-verb-for » m
  • Inter: conjugation of » forer||1|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » forer||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    2. Inter: conjugation of » forer||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    3. Inter: conjugation of » forer||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    4. Inter: conjugation of » forer||2|s|imp|lang=fr



    Inter: io-ad » j
  • far

  • Latin


    Inter: la-noun-form » fore
  • Inter: inflection of » foris|foris|abl|s|lang=la


    Inter: la-verb-form » fore

  • Inter: conjugation of » sum||future|act|inf|lang=la (in addition to the regular form futūrus esse). Also used in the construction fore ut in place of a future passive infinitive in indirect discourse. For example, Credo fore ut ea laudetur, "I believe she will be praised."

  • Middle English


    Inter: head » enm|noun
  • fore


    Inter: head » enm|numerals

  • four


    Inter: head » enm|conjunction

  • therefore

  • Translation: ar » fore
    Category: ast:fore -
    Translation: de » fore
    Translation: el » fore
    Translation: fa » fore
    Translation: fr » fore
    Translation: ko » fore
    Translation: io » fore
    Translation: hu » fore
    Translation: mg » fore
    Translation: ml » fore
    Translation: my » fore
    Translation: nl » fore
    Translation: pl » fore
    Translation: pt » fore
    Translation: ru » fore
    Category: scn:fore -
    Translation: fi » fore
    Translation: sv » fore
    Translation: ta » fore
    Translation: te » fore
    Translation: vi » fore
    Translation: zh » fore

    Fore at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » fore


    Inter: wikipedia » Fore (people)

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A people and language of Papua New Guinea.


    * Freo
    • froe
    • o-fer

    Translation: ru » Fore

  • före at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » fore



    * Inter: audio » Sv-före.ogg|audio


  • in front of; ahead of
    1. before; earlier in time than


      Inter: sv-noun » g=n

  • ground surface conditions for skiing and sleigh transport, depending on temperature and crystal structure of the snow or ice
  • : På morgonen är stark kyla, alltså godt före, men fortfarande dimma.
  • :: In the morning we had strong cold, thus good winter roads, but still fog.


    Inter: sv-noun-unc-irreg-c » 2=föret

  • Category: Category:Swedish prepositions -
    Translation: cs » före
    Translation: et » före
    Translation: fr » före
    Translation: io » före
    Translation: mg » före
    Translation: fj » före
    Translation: pl » före
    Translation: fi » före
    Translation: sv » före

    fôre at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » fore|fore-|före|fóre|fòre



    From Inter: etyl » non|no Inter: term » fóðra|lang=non.


    Inter: head » no|verb
  • to feed
    1. to give fodder, to grass, to grub
    2. to fur
    3. to wad

    Translation: no » fôre
    Translation: ru » fôre

  • foré at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » fore



    Inter: fr-past participle » sort=fore
  • Inter: past participle of » forer|lang=fr|sort=fore


    Inter: fr-ad » j

  • bored, drilled

  • Translation: fr » foré

    forè at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Haitian Creole==


    From Inter: etyl » fr|ht Inter: term » forêt||forest|lang=fr.


    Inter: head » ht|noun
  • forest

  • Category: Category:ht:Forestry -
    Translation: et » forè
    Translation: eu » forè
    Translation: fr » forè
    Translation: ko » forè
    Translation: mg » forè
    Translation: ru » forè
    Translation: tr » forè