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  1. a prefix meaning “before” (in space, time, condition, etc.), “front,” “superior,” etc.: forehead; forecastle; forecast; foretell; foreman.
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Origin of fore-

combining form representing Middle English, Old English for(e)
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British Dictionary definitions for fore-

fore-

prefix
  1. before in time or rankforesight; forefather; foreman
  2. at or near the front; before in placeforehead; forecourt
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Word Origin

Old English, from fore (adv)
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Word Origin and History for fore-

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.

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