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a word formed by omitting the first part of the form from which it is derived.


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  • Forecited

    [fawr-sahy-tid, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌsaɪ tɪd, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. previously cited.

  • Foreclose

    [fawr-klohz, fohr-] /fɔrˈkloʊz, foʊr-/ verb (used with object), foreclosed, foreclosing. 1. Law. 2. to shut out; exclude; bar. 3. to hinder or prevent, as from doing something. 4. to establish an exclusive claim to. 5. to close, settle, or answer beforehand. verb (used without object), foreclosed, foreclosing. 6. to foreclose a mortgage or pledge. /fɔːˈkləʊz/ […]

  • Forecourse

    [fawr-kawrs, fohr-kohrs] /ˈfɔrˌkɔrs, ˈfoʊrˌkoʊrs/ noun 1. the lowermost sail on a square-rigged foremast; a square foresail. /ˈfɔːˌkɔːs/ noun 1. (nautical) the lowest foresail on a square-rigged vessel

  • Foreconscious

    [fawr-kon-shuh s, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌkɒn ʃəs, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, Psychology. 1. the preconscious. foreconscious fore·con·scious (fôr’kŏn’shəs) adj. Capable of being called into the conscious mind but not currently in the realm of consciousness. n. The part of the psyche that contains thoughts, feelings, and impulses that are not currently part of one’s consciousness but that can be […]

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