foreword

[ fawr-wurd, -werd, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌwɜrd, -wərd, ˈfoʊr- /

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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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of foreword

First recorded in 1835–45; fore- + word

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH foreword

foreword forward forwards froward (see synonym study at forward)
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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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