from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To precede, as in time or place.
- v. Variant of forgo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To precede, to go before.
- v. Alternative spelling of forgo; to abandon, to relinquish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To quit; to relinquish; to leave.
- transitive v. To relinquish the enjoyment or advantage of; to give up; to resign; to renounce; -- said of a thing already enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated.
- transitive v. To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go before; precede.
- To go forward; go on.
- See forgo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
- v. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
- v. be earlier in time; go back further
Middle English foregon, from Old English foregān : fore-, fore- + gān, go; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English foregān, corresponding to fore- + go. (Wiktionary)
See forgo (Wiktionary)