What does FORE mean?

Definitions for FORE
fɔr, foʊrfore

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word FORE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bow, fore, prow, stemadjective

    front part of a vessel or aircraft

    "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"

  2. fore(a)adverb

    situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

  3. fore, forwardadverb

    near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

    "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"


  1. Forenoun

    A people and language of Papua New Guinea.

  2. Etymology: A development of the prefix fore-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FOREadjective

    Anterior; that which comes first in a progressive motion.

    Etymology: fore, Saxon.

    Resistance in fluids arises from their greater pressing on the fore than hind part of the bodies moving in them. George Cheyne.

  2. Foreadverb

    Each of them will bear six demiculverins and four saikers, needing no other addition than a slight spar deck fore and aft, which is a slight deck throughout. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foreverb

    journey; way; method of proceeding

  2. Foreadverb

    in the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc

  3. Foreadverb

    formerly; previously; afore

  4. Foreadverb

    in or towards the bows of a ship

  5. Foreadverb

    advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; -- opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon

  6. Forenoun

    the front; hence, that which is in front; the future

  7. Fore

    before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before

  8. Etymology: [See Fore, adv.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fore

    fōr, adj. in front of: advanced in position: coming first.—adv. at the front: in the first part: previously: (golf) a warning cry to any person in the way of the ball to be played.—Fore and aft, lengthwise of a ship.—At the fore, displayed on the foremast (of a flag); To the fore, forthcoming: (Scot.) in being, alive. [A.S. fore, radically the same as for, prep.—to be distinguished from pfx. for- (Ger. ver- in vergessen, L. per).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fore

    The distinguishing character of all that part of a ship's frame and machinery which lies near the stem, or in that direction, in opposition to aft or after. Boarders to the fore--advance!

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fore

    In advance; at the front; in the part that precedes or goes first.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FORE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fore is ranked #5835 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fore surname appeared 5,927 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Fore.

    82.2% or 4,874 total occurrences were White.
    11.8% or 702 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 148 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 118 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 43 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 42 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for FORE »

  1. Freo

  2. froe

  3. o-fer

  4. ofer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FORE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FORE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of FORE in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Lockley:

    Yasuke really comes to the fore because he served Nobunaga Oda. We have sources on his life, name, deeds and character, others like him weren't that well documented, we can't bring a picture of their lives.

  2. Harry Broadman:

    James Lewis're in a different territory where national security issues, particularly with personal information, have risen to the fore.

  3. Elizabeth Defeis:

    He's bringing to the fore some of the most important issues of the day facing humanity, focusing on the dignity of the person, the dignity of all persons, he is such a popular figure, and the combination of his charisma and the platform that he will be speaking from will help bring all these issues to the forefront.

  4. Hong Min:

    This is where you would send someone you could trust, no is a person who has come to the fore in the Kim Jong Un era, as a up-and-coming and trusted aide. It is not strange at all if he becomes defense minister.

  5. Jeffrey Manber:

    As the research comes to the fore, jobs are created, my dream is that space become just another place to do business.

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Translations for FORE

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • преден, нос, предишенBulgarian
  • forresteDanish
  • VordergrundGerman
  • εμπρόςGreek
  • delanteroSpanish
  • etu-, keula-, edellinen, keula, etuosa, foreFinnish
  • prua, testaItalian
  • takamuaMāori
  • voorkant, eerdere, voor-, eerste, voorsteDutch
  • dianteiroPortuguese
  • нос, передний, [[передний, носовой, перед, впереди, раннийRussian
  • före, front-, fram-, för-, tidigareSwedish

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    the official who holds an office
    • A. foreordained
    • B. arbitrary
    • C. elusive
    • D. incumbent

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