Definitions of fore

  1. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; " the captain went fore ( or forward) to check the instruments"
  2. ( nautical) situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
  3. located anteriorly
  4. situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
  5. Before.
  6. Journey; way; method of proceeding.
  7. Formerly; previously; afore.
  8. In or towards the bows of a ship.
  9. Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; -- opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon.
  10. The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
  11. Before; - sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.
  12. A prefix meaning before; in front.
  13. The forward part.
  14. At or near the forward part.- fore and aft, the entire length of a ship.
  15. In front of: advanced in position: coming first.
  16. At the front: in the first part: previously.
  17. A word used only in the phrase to the fore, alive: remaining still in existence: present: not lost, worn out or spent, as money etc. " While I am to the fore."- W. Collins. " How many captains in the regiment had two thousand pounds to the fore."- Thackeray..
  18. At the front; previously. ( Only used in composition or combination).
  19. In the front; coming before.
  20. Preceding in place or time; forward; antecedent; prior.
  21. The foremost part; the leading place.
  22. At or toward the bow.
  23. Before; forward; in front.
  24. Before; as, forearm.
  25. Advanced in place; coming first; antecedent; being in front or place; coming first; antecedent; being in front or toward the face; near the stem.
  26. Before; previously. Fore and aft, from one end of the vessel to the other; lengthwise of the vessel.
  27. A saxon prefix signifying priority.

Usage examples for fore

  1. I raise each of the fore wings with a pin, and fix the pin against the inner margin so as to keep them in position while I apply the braces. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  2. This it could not do with ease because of the rope about its fore- leg, and I watched its efforts idly, till at length, at the fourth attempt, after hanging for a few seconds upon its back, its legs sticking straight into the air, it fell over slowly towards me as horses do. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  3. She passed without a hail, going out under her topsails with a flag at the fore. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  4. Three times he had been in the fore- front of the fight where Death came sweeping down the veld like rain, but It passed him by. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  5. We thought you'd have a great black bump on your fore- head, you know- ever so big. – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. As the Milnes withdrew themselves more and more from their former business, the Naylors came to the fore. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  7. " All right; I understand you now," responded Ben, as he seized the painter, and stood up in the fore- sheets as well as the rolling of the boat in the current would permit. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  8. At length a discharge from the well- directed gun of old Benjamin, took effect in her fore- top. – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  9. Why don't you try hangin' an alarm clock in his fore- riggin'? – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  10. But Frank would not release him in that position, for fear the hound would " throw" himself; and he commenced striking him on the head, to compel him, if possible, to place his fore- feet on the ground, but all to no purpose. – Frank, the Young Naturalist by Harry Castlemon
  11. The fore hold had to be opened, it seemed. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  12. If ever I am lost I- I shall try to wait confidently for daylight, and keep my eyes to the fore. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  13. After taking leave of our friends, we went down below to take possession of the fore part of the vessel, which was assigned as our exclusive quarters. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  14. On one of the fore- most chairs, stands The Vengeance, looking about for her friend. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  15. I can see that it's a fore- runner of good luck. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  16. Fare: Cabin passage, two dollars; Deck and Fore Cabin, one dollar. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding