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foreword

a short introductory statement in a published work, as a book: A foreword is not generally written by the author of the book.
Not to be confused with:
forward – toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward: a forward motion
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fore·word

 (fôr′wərd)
n.
A preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author.
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foreword

(ˈfɔːˌwɜːd)
n
(Journalism & Publishing) an introductory statement to a book
[C19: literal translation of German Vorwort]
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fore•word

(ˈfɔrˌwɜrd, -wərd, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
a short introductory statement in a published work, as a book. Compare afterword.
[1835–45]
syn: See introduction.
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foreword

An introduction, in which the author sets out his intentions, or written by another person giving an endorsement of the book or its author.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreword - a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
introduction - the first section of a communication
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foreword

noun introduction, preliminary, preface, preamble, prologue, prolegomenon the foreword to this very special cookery book
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foreword

noun
A short section of preliminary remarks:
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Translations
مُقَدِّمَه، تَصْدير
předmluva
forord
alkusanatesipuhe
formáli
pratarmė
priekšvārds
predslov
predgovor
ön söz

foreword

[ˈfɔːwɜːd] Nprefacio m, prólogo m
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foreword

[ˈfɔːrwɜːrd] navant-propos m invforex market [ˈfɒrɛks] nmarché m des changes
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foreword

nVorwort nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

foreword

[ˈfɔːˌwɜːd] nprefazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

foreword

(ˈfoːwəːd) noun
a piece of writing as an introduction at the beginning of a book; a preface. The foreword was written by a famous scholar.

to write a foreword (not forward) to a book.
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