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1. Located at or toward the front; forward.
2. Earlier in order of occurrence; former.
1. Something that is located at or toward the front.
2. The front part.
1. At, toward, or near the front; forward.
2. At an earlier time.
prep. also 'fore
Used by a golfer to warn those ahead that a ball is headed in their direction.
to the fore
In, into, or toward a position of prominence: A new virtuoso has come to the fore.
(usually in combination) located at, in, or towards the front: the forelegs of a horse.
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?.
6. (Nautical Terms) at or towards a ship's bow
7. obsolete before
a less common word for before
[Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fora, Gothic faura, Greek para, Sanskrit pura]
(Golf) (in golf) a warning shout made by a player about to make a shot
[C19: probably short for before]
1. situated in front of something else.
2. first in place, time, order, rank, etc.; forward; earlier.
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.
4. at or toward the bow of a vessel.
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.
(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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||fore - 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
|Adj.||1.||fore - situated at or toward the bow of a vessel|
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"|