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Idioms about fore

    fore and aft, Nautical. in, at, or to both ends of a ship.
    to the fore,
    1. into a conspicuous place or position; to or at the front.
    2. at hand; ready; available.
    3. still alive.

Origin of fore

1
By construal of fore- as an adjective, hence nominalized; fore and aft perhaps as translation of Dutch or Low German; sense “before” (defs. 6, 9) perhaps continuation of Middle English, Old English fore in this sense, or as shortening of afore

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fore

for, fore , four

Other definitions for fore (2 of 3)

fore2
[ fawr, fohr ]
/ fɔr, foʊr /

interjection Golf.
(used as a cry of warning to persons on a course who are in danger of being struck by the ball.)

Origin of fore

2
First recorded in 1875–80; probably shortening of before

Other definitions for fore (3 of 3)

fore-

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

Origin of fore-

Combining form representing Middle English, Old English for(e)
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How to use fore in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fore (1 of 3)

Word Origin for fore

Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fora, Gothic faura, Greek para, Sanskrit pura

British Dictionary definitions for fore (2 of 3)

fore2
/ (fɔː) /

interjection
(in golf) a warning shout made by a player about to make a shot

Word Origin for fore

C19: probably short for before

British Dictionary definitions for fore (3 of 3)

fore-

prefix
before in time or rankforesight; forefather; foreman
at or near the front; before in placeforehead; forecourt

Word Origin for fore-

Old English, from fore (adv)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fore

fore

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