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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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A preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author.
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(Journalism & Publishing) an introductory statement to a book
[C19: literal translation of German Vorwort]
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fore•word(ˈfɔrˌwɜrd, -wərd, ˈfoʊr-)
a short introductory statement in a published work, as a book. Compare afterword.
syn: See introduction.
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An introduction, in which the author sets out his intentions, or written by another person giving an endorsement of the book or its author.
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|Noun||1.||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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noun introduction, preliminary, preface, preamble, prologue, prolegomenon the foreword to this very special cookery book
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n → Vorwort nt
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foreword[ˈfɔːˌwɜːd] n → prefazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a piece of writing as an introduction at the beginning of a book; a preface. The foreword was written by a famous scholar. voorwoord مُقَدِّمَه، تَصْدير предговор prefácio předmluva das Vorwort forord πρόλογοςprefacio, prólogo eessõna پیش گفتار esipuhe avant-proposהקדמה प्राक्कथन predgovor előszó prakata formáli prefazione 序文 서문, 머리말 pratarmė priekšvārds prakata voorwoordforordprzedmowa مقدمه prefácio prefaţă, cuvânt înainte предисловие predslov predgovor uvod förord คำนำ ön söz 序言，前言 передмова کتاب کے شروع میں تمہیدی کلمات lời nói đầu 序言，前言
to write a foreword (not forward) to a book.
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