Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. ready, directly forward, going before
  • adv. right forward, onward

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ready; directly forward; going before.
  • adv. Right forward; onward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Straightforward; favorable; fair, as a wind.
  • Straightforward; abrupt; blunt; bold.
  • Straight forward; right on; onward.
  • n. In early feudal law, the preference (of an elder son or brother) in inheritance; the right of primogeniture.

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Examples

  • The Entrance is up a few stone steps into a Large high hall and so to a passage that Leads foreright up a good stair Case.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • We must view it in every direction, "survey it," as Sterne says, "transversely, then foreright, then this way, and then that, in all its possible directions and foreshortenings6;" and thus only can it be expected that we should adequately comprehend it.

    Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries

  • By my direction, however, the head of his unwieldy machine was so critically pointed that, feeling him foreright against the tender opening, a favourable motion from me met his timely thrust, by which the lips of it, strenuously dilated, gave way to his thus assisted impetuosity, so that we might both feel that he had gain'd a lodgement.

    Fanny Hill, Part IV (first letter)

  • Or, if he means a headlong torrent for a tide, which would be ridiculous, yet they do riot wind in volumes, but come foreright back, (if their upright lies straight to their former course,) and that by opposition of the sea-water, that drives them back again.

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • By my direction, however, the head of his unwieldy machine was so critically pointed that, feeling him foreright against the tender opening, a favourable motion from me met his timely thrust, by which the lips of it, strenuously dilated, gave way to his thus assisted impetuosity, so that we might both feel that he had gain’d a lodgement.

    Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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