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Webster 1913 Edition


Fore

Fore

(fōr)
,
Noun.
[AS.
fōr
, fr.
faran
to go. See
Fare
,
Verb.
I.
]
Journey; way; method of proceeding.
[Obs.]
“Follow him and his fore.”
Chaucer.

Fore

,
adv.
[AS.
fore
, adv. & prep., another form of
for
. See
For
, and cf.
Former
,
Foremost
.]
1.
In the part that precedes or goes first; – opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
2.
Formerly; previously; afore.
[Obs. or Colloq.]
The eyes,
fore
duteous, now converted are.
Shakespeare
3.
(Naut.)
In or towards the bows of a ship.
Fore and aft
(Naut.)
,
from stem to stern; lengthwise of the vessel; – in distinction from athwart.
R. H. Dana, Jr.
Fore-and-aft rigged
(Naut.)
,
not rigged with square sails attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on stays in the midship line of the vessel. See
Schooner
,
Sloop
,
Cutter
.

Fore

(fōr)
,
Adj.
[See
Fore
,
adv.
]
Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; – opposed to
back
or
behind
;
as, the
fore
part of a garment; the
fore
part of the day; the
fore
and of a wagon.
The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is directed by the
fore
purpose of the state.
Southey.
Fore is much used adjectively or in composition.
Fore bay
,
a reservoir or canal between a mill race and a water wheel; the discharging end of a pond or mill race.
Fore body
(Shipbuilding)
,
the part of a ship forward of the largest cross-section, distinguished from
middle body
and
after body
.
Fore boot
,
a receptacle in the front of a vehicle, for stowing baggage, etc.
Fore bow
,
the pommel of a saddle.
Knight.
Fore cabin
,
a cabin in the fore part of a ship, usually with inferior accommodations.
Fore carriage
.
(a)
The forward part of the running gear of a four-wheeled vehicle.
(b)
A small carriage at the front end of a plow beam.
Fore course
(Naut.)
,
the lowermost sail on the foremost of a square-rigged vessel; the foresail. See Illust. under
Sail
.
Fore door
.
Same as
Front door
.
Fore edge
,
the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.
Fore elder
,
an ancestor.
[Prov. Eng.]
Fore end
.
(a)
The end which precedes; the earlier, or the nearer, part; the beginning.

(b)
In firearms, the wooden stock under the barrel, forward of the trigger guard, or breech frame.
Fore girth
,
a girth for the fore part (of a horse, etc.); a martingale.
Fore hammer
,
a sledge hammer, working alternately, or in time, with the hand hammer.
Fore leg
,
one of the front legs of a quadruped, or multiped, or of a chair, settee, etc.
Fore peak
(Naut.)
,
the angle within a ship’s bows; the portion of the hold which is farthest forward.
Fore piece
,
a front piece, as the flap in the fore part of a sidesaddle, to guard the rider's dress.
Fore plane
,
a carpenter's plane, in size and use between a jack plane and a smoothing plane.
Knight.
Fore reading
,
previous perusal.
[Obs.]
Hales.
Fore rent
,
in Scotland, rent payable before a crop is gathered.
Fore sheets
(Naut.)
,
the forward portion of a rowboat; the space beyond the front thwart. See
Stern sheets
.
Fore shore
.
(a)
A bank in advance of a sea wall, to break the force of the surf.
(b)
The seaward projecting, slightly inclined portion of a breakwater.
Knight.
(c)
The part of the shore between high and low water marks.
Fore sight
,
that one of the two sights of a gun which is near the muzzle.
Fore tackle
(Naut.)
,
the tackle on the foremast of a ship.
Fore topmast
.
(Naut.)
See
Fore-topmast
, in the Vocabulary.
Fore wind
,
a favorable wind.
[Obs.]
Fore world
,
the antediluvian world.
[R.]
Southey.

Fore

,
Noun.
The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
At the fore
(Naut.)
,
at the fore royal masthead; – said of a flag, so raised as a signal for sailing, etc.
To the fore
.
(a)
In advance; to the front; to a prominent position; in plain sight; in readiness for use.
(b)
In existence; alive; not worn out, lost, or spent, as money, etc.
[Irish]
“While I am to the fore.”
W. Collins.
“How many captains in the regiment had two thousand pounds to the fore?”
Thackeray.

Fore

,
p
rep.
Before; – sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.
[Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Fore

FORE

,
Adj.
1.
Properly, advanced, or being in advance of something in motion or progression; as the fore end of a chain carried in measuring land; the fore oxen or horses in a team.
2.
Advanced in time; coming in advance of something; coming first; anterior; preceding; prior; as the fore part of the last century; the fore part of the day, week or year.
3.
Advanced in order or series; antecedent; as the fore part of a writing or bill.
4.
Being in front or towards the face; opposed to back or behind; as the fore part of a garment.
5.
Going first; usually preceding the other part; as the fore part of a ship, or of a coach.

FORE

,
adv.
In the part that precedes or goes first.
In seamen's language, fore and aft signifies the whole length of the ship, or from end to end, from stem to stern.
Fore, in composition, denotes, for the most part, priority of time; sometimes, advance in place.
For the etymologies of the compounds of fore, see the principal word.

Definition 2022


före

före

See also: fore, fóre, foré, fôre, főre, and fore-

Swedish

Preposition

före

  1. in front of; ahead of
  2. before; earlier in time than

Noun

före n

  1. ground surface conditions for skiing and sleigh transport, depending on temperature and crystal structure of the snow or ice
    På morgonen är stark kyla, alltså godt före, men fortfarande dimma.
    In the morning it was very cold, so there were good driving conditions, but it was still foggy.

Declension

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