- of or relating to a foremast.
- noting a sail, yard, boom, etc., or any rigging belonging to a fore lower mast or to some upper mast of a foremast.
- noting any stay running aft and upward to the head of a fore lower mast or to some specified upper mast of a foremast: fore topmast stay.
- situated at or toward the bow of a vessel; forward.
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Thirdly, even if the personal has been brought to the fore on “Spare Ribs,” Williamson has his reasons.Sleaford Mods gets introspective, but don’t think they’ve gone soft|Zachary Lipez|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
It opens up flat and the dog lays down on it with both hind and fore legs folded underneath itself—this is the way military dogs are trained to lie down so that they can jump up faster.This new harness lets military dogs parachute safely and with style|Christina Mackenzie|January 4, 2021|Popular-Science
This is a time in our society when the role of fundamental science and inquiry has really come to the fore in our response to covid-19.Helping scientists succeed|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Now, at the fore of a constantly changing business landscape where disruption is routine, they’re primed to succeed.Digital acceleration in the time of coronavirus: North America|Martha Leibs|December 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
This period is bringing to the fore things that, once you see them and understand them, they cannot be ignored.The Battle for Inclusivity at Brooklyn Boulders|Molly Taft|December 15, 2020|Outside Online
Since then, the rising gap between the rich and middle- and lower-income families has risen to the fore.Christie Blames Parents for Bad Economy|Monica Potts|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In talking to experts in the field, only a few women immediately came to the fore.Science-Fiction TV Finds a New Muse: Feminism|David Levesley|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Usually, though, old-fashioned Liberalism is very much at the fore in Puck.The Magazine That Made—and Unmade—Politicians|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fore and aft have beautiful decks carved into them, and windows from various rooms too: it looks like a floating Apple device.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars|Tim Teeman|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this is the sort of mentality that comes to the fore in a bubble.Tesla Looks Like a Bubble, Will It Pop?|Daniel Gross|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His drill-like nose, his powerful fore-legs and big, strong feet all served to make him the fastest digger in Pleasant Valley.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
If we hustle right smart we can get a pen done 'fore dark, let alone gettin' them cattle into a shed.
With what honest pride did John Smith, the best farmer of them all, step to the fore and assign to each man his place!
With his head between his fore-paws and one eye closed, he watches the tiny tongue of flame licking up the last coal.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The pustule on the fore finger shews the disease in an earlier stage.
British Dictionary definitions for fore (1 of 3)
- to or into the front or conspicuous position
- Scot and Irish alive or activeis your grandfather still to the fore?
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- fore and aft
- to the fore