[ fawr-fend, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈfɛnd, foʊr- /

verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forefend

  • Forefend me from a man who weighs every expression with Scotch prudence.

  • Everything to forefend against a day of stress or trial had been done, even to instilling courage into youthful hearts.

    Wells Brothers|Andy Adams
  • But every one finds himself asking by what means it would be possible to forefend some of these evils.

    Village Life in China|Arthur H. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for forefend


/ (fɔːˈfɛnd) /


(tr) a variant spelling of forfend

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