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fore·hand

 (fôr′hănd′)
adj.
1. Made with the palm of the dominant hand facing forward: a forehand tennis stroke.
2. Obsolete Taking place, done, or given beforehand; prior.
n.
1.
a. A forehand stroke or shot, as in tennis.
b. A position for controlling a ball or puck, in which the palm of the dominant hand faces forward: had the puck on his forehand when he shot.
2. The part of a horse in front of the rider.
adv.
With a forehand stroke or motion.

forehand

(ˈfɔːˌhænd)
adj (prenominal)
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. (of a stroke) made with the racket held so that the wrist is facing the direction of the stroke
b. of or relating to the right side of a right-handed player or the left side of a left-handed player
2. foremost or paramount
3. done or given beforehand
n
4. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. a forehand stroke
b. the side on which such strokes are made
5. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the part of a horse in front of the saddle
6. a frontal position
adv
(General Sporting Terms) sport with a forehand stroke
vb
(General Sporting Terms) sport to play (a shot) forehand

fore•hand

(ˈfɔrˌhænd, ˈfoʊr-)

adj.
1. (in tennis, squash, etc.) of, pertaining to, or being a stroke made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of movement. Compare backhand (def. 5).
2. being in front or ahead.
n.
3. (in tennis, squash, etc.) a forehand stroke.
4. the part of a horse in front of the rider.
adv.
5. with a forehand stroke.
[1535–45]

forehand


Past participle: forehanded
Gerund: forehanding

Imperative
forehand
forehand
Present
I forehand
you forehand
he/she/it forehands
we forehand
you forehand
they forehand
Preterite
I forehanded
you forehanded
he/she/it forehanded
we forehanded
you forehanded
they forehanded
Present Continuous
I am forehanding
you are forehanding
he/she/it is forehanding
we are forehanding
you are forehanding
they are forehanding
Present Perfect
I have forehanded
you have forehanded
he/she/it has forehanded
we have forehanded
you have forehanded
they have forehanded
Past Continuous
I was forehanding
you were forehanding
he/she/it was forehanding
we were forehanding
you were forehanding
they were forehanding
Past Perfect
I had forehanded
you had forehanded
he/she/it had forehanded
we had forehanded
you had forehanded
they had forehanded
Future
I will forehand
you will forehand
he/she/it will forehand
we will forehand
you will forehand
they will forehand
Future Perfect
I will have forehanded
you will have forehanded
he/she/it will have forehanded
we will have forehanded
you will have forehanded
they will have forehanded
Future Continuous
I will be forehanding
you will be forehanding
he/she/it will be forehanding
we will be forehanding
you will be forehanding
they will be forehanding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forehanding
you have been forehanding
he/she/it has been forehanding
we have been forehanding
you have been forehanding
they have been forehanding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forehanding
you will have been forehanding
he/she/it will have been forehanding
we will have been forehanding
you will have been forehanding
they will have been forehanding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forehanding
you had been forehanding
he/she/it had been forehanding
we had been forehanding
you had been forehanding
they had been forehanding
Conditional
I would forehand
you would forehand
he/she/it would forehand
we would forehand
you would forehand
they would forehand
Past Conditional
I would have forehanded
you would have forehanded
he/she/it would have forehanded
we would have forehanded
you would have forehanded
they would have forehanded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forehand - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)forehand - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
Adj.1.forehand - (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
backhand, backhanded - (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
Translations
ظَهْر اليَد
forehandforehandový
forhåndforhånds-
kämmenlyönti
forhend
tenyeres
forhandarhögg
smūgis iš dešinėssmūgis iš kairės
forhendforhendový
iç vuruş

forehand

[ˈfɔːhænd] N (Tennis) → drive m

forehand

[ˈfɔːrhænd] ncoup m droit

forehand

(Sport)
nVorhand f
attrVorhand-; forehand volleyVorhandvolley m

forehand

[ˈfɔːˌhænd] n (Tennis) → diritto

forehand

(ˈfoːhӕnd) noun
in tennis etc, (the ability to make) a stroke or shot with the palm of one's hand turned towards the ball. a strong forehand; (also adjective) a forehand stroke.
References in classic literature ?
He had not turned a hair till we came to Walcot Church; but look at his forehand; look at his loins; only see how he moves; that horse cannot go less than ten miles an hour: tie his legs and he will get on.
Nadal carried his momentum into the second set, winning 10 of 11 points in a blur of viciously swerving forehands and clubbed backhands that brought him an early break and a 2-1 lead in the decider.
Rafael Nadal chose Roger Federer's forehand as the best in tennis at the moment but only after he was forced to choose one after initially suggesting different players have better forehands than the Swiss ace on different surfaces.
(2000) Trunk muscle activation in open stance and square stance tennis forehands. International Journal of Sports Medicine 21(5), 321-324.
After five minutes Halep asked umpire Kader Nouni how long her opponent was allowed before pointedly rolling forehands into an empty court.
Konta was first to tighten as three wayward forehands and a double fault conceded the break for 5-3 but then it was Vekic's turn to blink.
"A lot of the guys with big forehands, they like to hit them from their backhand corner.
"But I will keep coming back and coming back and try to win it at least once." In a tense opening to their seventh Grand Slam final meeting, the steadier Djokovic, sporting a white cap against the fierce sun, pounced to break for 5-3, after Nadal put too much zip on a forehand. The Spaniard had two points to break back in the ninth game but two more ballooned forehands kept Djokovic, who had even served and volleyed at 0-30, in the picture.
"I hit some unbelievable forehands," Del Potro said.
The gap in experience showed at the start as Tsonga's first serve deserted him in the fourth game, and the Frenchman overhit back-to-back forehands to go 3-1 down.
The Serb unleashed a host of searing forehands downthe-line and across the court, leaving Niland floundering as he attempted to return the ball.
The first seed broke Fish three times in the opening set and showed no signs of his foot injury returning to put in some punishing forehands and go 2-0 up.