[ fawr-goh-ing, fohr- ]
See synonyms for foregoing on
  1. 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

Other words for foregoing

Words Nearby foregoing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use foregoing in a sentence

  • Remember, the foregoing examples are exclusively taken from radio commentary spoken in 2009.

    Rush the Race-Baiter | Conor Friedersdorf | October 16, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.

    Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
  • As before suggested, let the pupil recite the foregoing ten events forwards and the reverse way several times from memory.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • The foregoing are all the Canadian mines now in work, as far as I have been able to learn, certainly all of any importance.

    Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
  • The hollowing of the "shell" is seemingly less delicate, but this may be taken as a natural result of the foregoing.

    Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
  • Nothing could well be more interesting or more suggestive to every one connected with the asbestos industry than the foregoing.

    Asbestos | Robert H. Jones

British Dictionary definitions for foregoing


/ (fɔːˈɡəʊɪŋ) /

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

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