- 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.
Idioms about fore
- into a conspicuous place or position; to or at the front.
- at hand; ready; available.
- still alive.
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How to use fore in a sentence
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.
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?
Word Origin for fore
British Dictionary definitions for fore (2 of 3)
Word Origin for fore
British Dictionary definitions for fore (3 of 3)
Word Origin for fore-
Other Idioms and Phrases with fore
In addition to the idioms beginning with fore
- fore and aft
- to the fore