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Idioms for 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 adj., 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 aphetic form of afore

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fore

for, fore , four.

Definition 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 aphetic variant of before

Definition 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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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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Idioms and Phrases with fore

fore

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