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fɔr, foʊrFORE

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bow, fore, prow, stem(adj)

    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, forward(adverb)

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

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


  1. Fore(ProperNoun)

    A people and language of Papua New Guinea.

    Etymology: A development of the prefix fore-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fore(verb)

    journey; way; method of proceeding

    Etymology: [See Fore, adv.]

  2. Fore(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [See Fore, adv.]

  3. Fore(adverb)

    formerly; previously; afore

    Etymology: [See Fore, adv.]

  4. Fore(adverb)

    in or towards the bows of a ship

    Etymology: [See Fore, adv.]

  5. Fore(adverb)

    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

    Etymology: [See Fore, adv.]

  6. Fore(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Fore, adv.]

  7. Fore

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

    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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Anagrams for FORE »

  1. o-fer

  2. froe

  3. Freo

How to pronounce FORE?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say FORE in sign language?

  1. fore


  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. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

    It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.

  2. Benjamin W. Decker:

    In Matthew 7:20 (KJV), we are taught a profound secret for discerning of the Spirit: Where-fore by their fruits ye shall know them. This means that we look to the health of the part (the fruit) to gauge the health of the whole. A healthy tree will bear good fruit; an unhealthy tree will bear low-quality fruit.

  3. Robert Collier:

    Something must be done when you find an opposing set of desires of this kind well to the fore in your category of strong desires. You must set in operation a process of competition, from which one must emerge a victor and the other set be defeated.

  4. Joe Zepecki:

    They all have flaws because the process of running for president forces those flaws to the fore, that's how we do this.

  5. 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.

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  • предишен, преден, носBulgarian
  • εμπρόςGreek
  • delanteroSpanish
  • edellinen, etu-, keula, fore, etuosa, keula-Finnish
  • takamuaMāori
  • voorkant, voorste, eerste, voor-, eerdereDutch
  • dianteiroPortuguese
  • ранний, впереди, перед, нос, передний, [[передний, носовойRussian
  • tidigare, för-, fram-, före, front-Swedish

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