• (RP) IPA: /fɔː/
  • (America) IPA: /fɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /fo(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /foə/

fore (comparative former, superlative foremost)

  1. (obsolete) Former; occurring earlier (in some order); previous. [15th-18th c.]
    the fore part of the day
  2. Forward; situated towards the front (of something). [from 16th c.]
    the fore end of a wagon
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 23:
      Crystal vases with crimson roses and golden-brown asters were set here and there in the fore part of the shop […]
Antonyms Translations
  • Russian: ра́нний
  • Russian: пере́дний
  1. (golf) An exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.

fore (uncountable)

  1. The front; the forward part of something; the foreground.
    The fore was painted white.
    • 2002, Mark Bevir, The Logic of the History of Ideas:
      People face a dilemma whenever they bring to the fore an understanding that appears inadequate in the light of the other beliefs they bring to bear on it.
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: нос

fore (not comparable)

  1. In the part that precedes or goes first; opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
  2. (obsolete) Formerly; previously; afore.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 7”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. Neuer before Imprinted, London: By G[eorge] Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be sold by William Aspley, OCLC 216596634 ↗:
      The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.
  3. (nautical) In or towards the bows of a ship.
  1. (archaic) simple past tense of fare

  1. A people of Papua New Guinea.
Proper noun
  1. Their language.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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