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[fawr-land, fohr-]
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  1. a cape, headland, or promontory.
  2. land or territory lying in front.

Origin of foreland

First recorded in 1300–50, foreland is from the Middle English word forlonde. See fore-, land
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Examples from the Web for foreland

Historical Examples

  • He writes from the Foreland on August 25, that the season was too late.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • It was the first time the girl had seen him since their arrival at Foreland Farms.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Murtagh Skeel had not come to Foreland Farms, and there was no word from him.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers

  • He held her in his arms in the car all the way to Foreland Farms.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Attica, a foreland, extending towards the south-east, and gradually diminishing.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

British Dictionary definitions for foreland


  1. a headland, cape, or coastal promontory
  2. land lying in front of something, such as water


  1. either of two headlands (North Foreland and South Foreland) in SE England, on the coast of Kent
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