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fore

 (fôr)
adj.
1. Located at or toward the front; forward.
2. Earlier in order of occurrence; former.
n.
1. Something that is located at or toward the front.
2. The front part.
adv.
1. At, toward, or near the front; forward.
2. At an earlier time.
prep. also 'fore
Before.
interj. Sports
Used by a golfer to warn those ahead that a ball is headed in their direction.
Idiom:
to the fore
In, into, or toward a position of prominence: A new virtuoso has come to the fore.

[Middle English, beforehand, before, in front of, from Old English; see per in Indo-European roots.]

fore

(fɔː)
adj
(usually in combination) located at, in, or towards the front: the forelegs of a horse.
n
1. the front part
2. something located at, in, or towards the front
3. (Nautical Terms) short for foremast
4. (Nautical Terms) fore and aft located at or directed towards both ends of a vessel: a fore-and-aft rig.
5. to the fore
a. to or into the front or conspicuous position
b. Scot and Irish alive or active: is your grandfather still to the fore?.
adv
6. (Nautical Terms) at or towards a ship's bow
7. obsolete before
prep, conj
a less common word for before
[Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fora, Gothic faura, Greek para, Sanskrit pura]

fore

(fɔː)
interj
(Golf) (in golf) a warning shout made by a player about to make a shot
[C19: probably short for before]

fore1

(fɔr, foʊr)

adj.
1. situated in front of something else.
2. first in place, time, order, rank, etc.; forward; earlier.
3.
a. of or pertaining to a foremast.
b. being a sail, yard, boom, etc., or any rigging belonging to a fore lower mast or to some upper mast of a foremast.
c. situated at or toward the bow of a vessel; forward.
adv.
4. at or toward the bow of a vessel.
5. forward.
6. Obs. before.
n.
7. the forepart of anything; front.
8. the fore, the foremast.
prep., conj.
9. Also, 'fore.Informal. before.
Idioms:
1. fore and aft, in, at, or to both ends of a ship.
2. to the fore, into a conspicuous place or position; to or at the front.

fore2

(fɔr, foʊr)

interj.
(used as a cry of warning on a golf course to persons who are in danger of being struck by a ball in flight.)
[1875–80; probably aph. variant of before]

fore-

a prefix meaning “before” (in space, time, condition, etc.) ( forecast; foretaste; forewarn), “front” (forehead; forefront), “preceding” ( forefather), “superior” (foreman).
[comb. form representing Middle English, Old English fore in front, before, c. Old Saxon, Old High German fora, Gothic faura]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fore - front part of a vessel or aircraftfore - front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
Adj.1.fore - situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
front - relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"
forward - at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
aft - (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
Adv.1.fore - near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
abaft, aft, astern - at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane; "stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"

fore

noun front, head, top, forefront, nearest part, foremost part no damage in the fore part of the ship

fore

noun
The part of someone or something facing the viewer:
Translations
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fore

[fɔːʳ]
A. ADV (Naut) fore and aftde proa a popa
B. ADJanterior, delantero (Naut) → de proa
C. N to come to the foreempezar a destacar
to be at the foreir delante
D. EXCL (Golf) → ¡atención!

fore

[ˈfɔːr]
n
to bring sth to the fore → mettre qch en évidence
to bring sb to the fore → attirer l'attention sur qn
to come to the fore → se faire remarquer
adj
the fore part of a ship → l'avant m d'un navire
adv
fore and aft → à l'avant et à l'arrière

fore

n to the foreim Vordergrund; to come to the foreins Blickfeld geraten
adj attr (Zool, Naut, Aviat: = front) → vordere(r, s); the fore part of the shipdas Vorschiff; fore watch (Naut) → Vorderwache f
adv (Naut) → vorn; fore and aftlängsschiffs
interj (Golf) → Achtung!

fore

[fɔːʳ]
1. adj (section, part, of animal, ship, aircraft) → anteriore
2. adv (Naut) fore and aftda prua a poppa
3. n to the forein primo piano
to come to the fore → mettersi in evidenza or in luce
References in classic literature ?
He imagined the young indescribable thing within himself was driving a long procession of figures be- fore his eyes.
He went to see Mary in Fayetteville, just as you heard, be- fore he came on to join his party, but he didn't pay much of a visit to her.
Wave after wave thus leaps into the ship, and finding no speedy vent runs roaring fore and aft, till the mariners come nigh to drowning while yet afloat.
There were the two horses straining and struggling with all their might to drag the cart out, but they could not move it; the sweat streamed from their legs and flanks, their sides heaved, and every muscle was strained, while the man, fiercely pulling at the head of the fore horse, swore and lashed most brutally.
Begin here -- I've already told you what goes be- fore.
We belayed the fore down-haul; but the sail was split, and we hauled down the yard, and got the sail into the ship, and unbound all the things clear of it.
Presently a white smoke burst from the fore part of the vessel; some seconds after, the water, agitated by the fall of a heavy body, splashed the stern of the Nautilus, and shortly afterwards a loud explosion struck my ear.
Then I perceived this was a wrecked train, the fore part smashed and on fire, the hinder carriages still upon the rails.
Be fore, however, he was quite locked—to use the language that would suit the Della-cruscan humor of certain refined minds of the present day—” in the arms of Morpheus,” he spoke aloud, observing due pauses between his epithets, the impressive terms of “monkey,” “parrot,” “picnic,” “tar pot,” and
The gas compartments are permitted both fore and aft, as in the old type, but the water-ballast central tank is rendered obligatory.
The quarter-deck had caught: it was in flames to port and starboard of the flaming hatch; only fore and aft of it was the deck sound to the lips of that hideous mouth, with the hundred tongues shooting out and up.
They carried fore and aft guns, the latter much the larger, throwing inflammatory shells, and in addition they had nests for riflemen on both the upper and the under side.