foregoing

[ fawr-goh-ing, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈgoʊ ɪŋ, foʊr- /

adjective

previously stated, written, or occurring; preceding: The foregoing paragraph presents the problem.

Origin of foregoing

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at forego1, -ing2

Definition for foregoing (2 of 3)

forego

1
[ fawr-goh, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr- /

verb (used with or without object), fore·went, fore·gone, fore·go·ing.

to go before; precede.

Origin of forego

1
before 900; Middle English forgon, forgan, Old English foregān. See fore-, go1

Related forms

fore·go·er, noun

Definition for foregoing (3 of 3)

forego

2
[ fawr-goh, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr- /

verb (used with object), fore·went, fore·gone, fore·go·ing.


Related forms

fore·go·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foregoing (1 of 3)

foregoing

/ (fɔːˈɡəʊɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) (esp of writing or speech) going before; preceding

British Dictionary definitions for foregoing (2 of 3)

forego

1
/ (fɔːˈɡəʊ) /

verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone

to precede in time, place, etc

Derived Forms

foregoer, noun

Word Origin for forego

Old English foregān

British Dictionary definitions for foregoing (3 of 3)

forego

2
/ (fɔːˈɡəʊ) /

verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone

(tr) a variant spelling of forgo

Derived Forms

foregoer, noun
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