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foreword

[ fawr-wurd, -werd, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌwɜrd, -wərd, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun
a short introductory statement in a published work, as a book, especially when written by someone other than the author.
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Origin of foreword

First recorded in 1835–45; fore- + word

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH foreword

foreword , forward, forwards, froward
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British Dictionary definitions for foreword

foreword
/ (ˈfɔːˌwɜːd) /

noun
an introductory statement to a book

Word Origin for foreword

C19: literal translation of German Vorwort
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