[fawr-pahrt, fohr-]


the first, front, or early part.

Origin of forepart

First recorded in 1350–1400, forepart is from the Middle English word forpart. See fore-, part Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forepart

Historical Examples of forepart

  • Jukes, motionless on the forepart of the bridge, began to speak at once.


    Joseph Conrad

  • There are seldom bright sailing days in the forepart of March.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • The forepart had disappeared completely, and the hind part up to the axle.

  • They went to the forepart of the ship and began talking to the sailors.

  • I shot off a rocket with a rope to the forepart of the vessel.

    Some Naval Yarns

    Mordaunt Hall

British Dictionary definitions for forepart



the first or front part in place, order, or time
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