American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Located at or toward the front; forward.
- adj. Earlier in order of occurrence; former.
- n. Something that is located at or toward the front.
- n. The front part.
- adv. At, toward, or near the front; forward.
- adv. At an earlier time.
- prep. Before.
- interj. Sports Used by a golfer to warn those ahead that a ball is headed in their direction.
- idiom. to the fore In, into, or toward a position of prominence: A new virtuoso has come to the fore.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Before (in place); in presence of.
- Before (in place); in the part that precedes or goes first; specifically, nautical, toward or in the parts of a ship that lie near the bows; forward: opposed to aft.
- Before (in time); previously.
- Situated at the fore or front; front; forward; anterior; prior; former; being, coming, or going before or in front in place, or earlier in time: as, the fore legs of a horse; the fore wheels of a wagon; the fore part of the day.
- n. The front: in the phrases at and to the fore (see below).
- n. Nautical, the foremast.
- n. At or in the front.
- n. An obsolete preterit and past participle of fare.
- n. Way; course; manner of proceeding.
- n. A prefix, equivalent to before (in place or time): before nouns often written separately and regarded as an adjective (see fore, adjective). Fore (fore, adverb or adjective) is much used in the formation of compounds, most of them modern and of obvious origin. Such modern compounds are, in this dictionary, usually left without etymological note. In nautical usage fore as a prefix notes relation to the foremast, as distinguished from the mainmast and mizzenmast: as, foresail; fore top.
- n. An erroneous form of for- in some words, as in forego, forespend, forespeak, etc., for forgo, forspend, forspeak, etc., being obsolete in all but forego.
- n. An erroneous form of for-, as in foreclose.
- In golf, a warning cry (‘look out, before!’) uttered to attract the attention of a person who is liable to be struck by the ball.
- interj. golf An exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.
- n. The front; the foreward part of something; the foreground.
- v. Simple past of fare.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Journey; way; method of proceeding.
- adv. In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to
aft, after, back, behind, etc.
- adv. Obs. or Colloq. Formerly; previously; afore.
- adv. (Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship.
- adj. 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
- n. The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
- prep. obsolete Before; -- sometimes written
'foreas if a contraction of aforeor before.
- adj. situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
- n. front part of a vessel or aircraft
- adv. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
- A development of the prefix fore-. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, beforehand, before, in front of, from Old English; see per1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then my eye lit on th 'fore quarters o' th 'doe,' n 'I guess I throwed more twists laughin' than Erne did -- _for that there doe was shy a leg_, hadn't but three legs; nigh fore leg gone midway 'tween knee and dewclaw, shot off 'n' healed up Godo'mi'ty knows when.”
“Young feller," Salters began, standing up in the fore-rigging, "let me tell yeou 'fore we go any further that I've --”
“She was a pretty vessel: schooner-rigged, very low in the water, and -- as we found out when we took her -- of very deep draught; broad in the beam, and ` flush-decked 'fore and aft, with no raised fore or after castles.”
“So that be - ■ fore the death of king James, our trade was fo far increaled, that, in the opinion of Sir William Mon - fon, we were liule, if at all inferior in maritime fore* to the Dutch.”
“: 00AM 'Twas the fifth day 'fore Christmas and all through the towns Recalling the past year brought smiles and frowns The readers were anxious, and so we will show 'em It's time once again for the Action Line poem Recession, economy, job loss and more Were issues that really should come to the fore Reality's something we don't reconcile When everyone lives in a state of denial For instance, the Realtors push ritzy condos On people with pickups all covered with Bondo The city spends fortunes to make Chapman snow While staffers and programs are told they must go And what's the surprise of a fierce winter storm We live in the mountains and it's just the norm You'd think that the city would figure by now When flakes are a'falling, you go out and plow The county commission, its head in the sand, Can't seem to come up with the zones for the land With gas money dwindling and going away The budgeting process will lead us astray Joelle switches parties, the Dems she did ditch Progressives were angry and cried "bait and switch”
“Pres'n'y Mr. Gordon he come, wid a 'hogany box 'bout so big 'fore' im, an 'he got down, an' Marse Chan tole me to tek all de hosses an 'go' roun 'behine de bushes whar I tell you 'bout -- off to one side; an' 'fore I got 'roun' dar, ole Cun'l Chahmb'lin an 'Mr. Hennin an' Dr. Call come ridin 'from t'urr way, to'ds ole Cun'l Chahmb'lin's.”
“Comp'ny drinks, and I git drunk 'f-- fore I know 'fore you -- pshaw! deal yerself' f you want t 'play. ”
“This will be a great exercise in fore thought & planning for me.”
“One though that comes to the fore is Bernard White, who plays Muqtada, Craig's roommate so life terrified that he doesn't get out of bed.”
“Lets face it the only time it really comes to the fore is when we have a Government that is sinking with all hands.”
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Things I say to people!
I loathe golf, but I love the olde fashioned names for the clubs.
Nice ambient words from the movie. (With apologies to Patrick O'Brian.) Aaaah, life at sea...aboard a hulk of the British navy in 1805...
Some semblances strange & others nearer, dearer, yet more familiar... . .
Words pertaining to horses, equines, equestrians
Things you go or get to--with "the" (not to be confused with jennarenn's "get" stuffie. :-)
Looking for tweets for fore.