- 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.
- fordyce's spots,
- fore and aft,
- fore clipping,
- fore edge,
- fore plane,
- into a conspicuous place or position; to or at the front.
- at hand; ready; available.
- still alive.
Origin of fore1
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Examples from the Web for fore
Since then, the rising gap between the rich and middle- and lower-income families has risen to the fore.
In talking to experts in the field, only a few women immediately came to the fore.
Usually, though, old-fashioned Liberalism is very much at the fore in Puck.
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.
Jus' 'fore freedom come, de new overseer am 'structed to take us to Texas and takes us to Kaufman County and we is refugees dere.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
No one saved her, but many did rush to the fore, and die for her.
In this Hirzel, who was a physician and a philanthropist, brings to the fore the despised peasantry.The Story of Switzerland|Lina Hug
The fore wheels of the carriage turn upon a pivot similar to those of a four-wheeled coach.The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated (Seventh Edition)|Dionysius Lardner
All at once a violent commotion, accompanied by a medley of sounds, came from the fore part of the hold.The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'|Percy F. Westerman
- to or into the front or conspicuous position
- Scot and Irish alive or activeis your grandfather still to the fore?
Word Origin for fore
Word Origin for fore
Word Origin for fore-
Old English fore (prep.) "before, in front of;" (adv.) "before, previously," common Germanic (cf. Old High German fora, Old Frisian fara, German vor, Gothic faiura, Old Norse fyrr "for"); from PIE *pr-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).
As a noun, from 1630s. The warning cry in golf is first recorded 1878, probably a contraction of before.
mid-15c., "forward;" late 15c., "former, earlier;" early 16c., "at the front;" all senses apparently from fore- compounds, which frequently were written as two words in Middle English.
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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with fore
- fore and aft
- to the fore