from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The first or early part of a period of time.
  • n. The anterior part, as of an object or organism.

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  • n. The front or anterior part of something

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fore, front, or forward part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the side that is forward or prominent


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  • Beneath the forepart is the _cerebrum_, and beneath the hinder part is the

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  • She had the forepart of a remarkably full-figured woman, and the rear-part of a beautiful horse.

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  • It lifted its forepart, let its rearpart drop, blasted with its elevation jets, and spun out of control.

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  • The shell made its ten - tacled forepart seem less alien.

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  • Pocock (1933), for example, described it as 'Uniformly blackish brown above and on the limbs and tail; with a grey patch above the eye and grey on the upper half of the cheeks; the sides of the muzzle, back of the ears, chin, and forepart of the throat white, but the hinder part of the throat, the breast, and the belly either a dusky greyish brown, or clean white'.

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  • And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmovable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

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  • It was more natural two hands than one, the left hand under the forepart to steady and point.


  • They would charge full in face, and presenting their own massive and solid beaks would stave in the hollow and weak forepart of their enemies 'ships; 40 while the Athenians, confined as they were, would not be able to wheel round them or break their line before striking, to which manoeuvres they mainly trusted -- the want of room would make the one impossible, and the

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  • Then the shipmen call upon the sons of great Zeus with vows of white lambs, going to the forepart of the prow; but the strong wind and the waves of the sea lay the ship under water, until suddenly these two are seen darting through the air on tawny wings.

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  • On this account, he attempted to go forward to look out, but immediately saw that the ship had separated in the middle, and that the forepart having changed its position, lay rather further out towards the sea.

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