Fore



[fawr, fohr] /fɔr, foʊr/

adjective
1.
situated at or toward the front, as compared with something else.
2.
first in place, time, order, rank, etc.; forward; earlier.
3.
Nautical.

adverb
4.
Nautical. at or toward the bow.
5.
.
6.
Obsolete. .
noun
7.
the forepart of anything; front.
8.
the fore, Nautical. the foremast.
preposition, conjunction
9.
Also, ‘fore. Informal. .
Idioms
10.
fore and aft, Nautical. in, at, or to both ends of a ship.
11.
to the fore,

[fawr, fohr] /fɔr, foʊr/
interjection, Golf.
1.
(used as a cry of warning to persons on a course who are in danger of being struck by the ball.)
1.
a prefix meaning “before” (in space, time, condition, etc.), “front,” “superior,” etc.:
forehead; forecastle; forecast; foretell; foreman.
/fɔː/
adjective
1.
(usually in combination) located at, in, or towards the front: the forelegs of a horse
noun
2.
the front part
3.
something located at, in, or towards the front
4.
short for foremast
5.
fore and aft, located at or directed towards both ends of a vessel: a fore-and-aft rig
6.
to the fore

adverb
7.
at or towards a ship’s bow
8.
(obsolete) before
preposition, conjunction
9.
a less common word for before
/fɔː/
interjection
1.
(in golf) a warning shout made by a player about to make a shot
prefix
1.
before in time or rank: foresight, forefather, foreman
2.
at or near the front; before in place: forehead, forecourt
adv.

Old English fore (prep.) “before, in front of;” (adv.) “before, previously,” common Germanic (cf. Old High German fora, Old Frisian fara, German vor, Gothic faiura, Old Norse fyrr “for”); from PIE *pr-, from root *per- (1) “forward, through” (see per).

As a noun, from 1630s. The warning cry in golf is first recorded 1878, probably a contraction of before.
adj.

mid-15c., “forward;” late 15c., “former, earlier;” early 16c., “at the front;” all senses apparently from fore- compounds, which frequently were written as two words in Middle English.

from fore (adv.), which was used as a prefix in Old English and other Germanic languages with a sense of “before in time, rank, position,” etc., or designating the front part or earliest time.
In addition to the idioms beginning with fore fore and aft

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