Definition of Fore

Pronunciation: fōr
n.1.Journey; way; method of proceeding.
adv.1.In the part that precedes or goes first; - opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
2.Formerly; previously; afore.
The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.
- Shak.
3.(Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship.
Fore and aft
(Naut.) from stem to stern; lengthwise of the vessel; - in distinction from athwart.
Fore-and-aft rigged
(Naut.) not rigged with square sails attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on stays in the midship line of the vessel. See Schooner, Sloop, Cutter.
- R. H. Dana, Jr.
a.1.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.
The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is directed by the fore purpose of the state.
- Southey.
Fore bay
a reservoir or canal between a mill race and a water wheel; the discharging end of a pond or mill race.
Fore body
(Shipbuilding) the part of a ship forward of the largest cross-section, distinguished from middle body and after body.
Fore boot
a receptacle in the front of a vehicle, for stowing baggage, etc.
Fore bow
the pommel of a saddle.
Fore cabin
a cabin in the fore part of a ship, usually with inferior accommodations.
- Knight.
Fore carriage
a - The forward part of the running gear of a four-wheeled vehicle.
b - A small carriage at the front end of a plow beam.
Fore course
(Naut.) the lowermost sail on the foremost of a square-rigged vessel; the foresail. See Illust. under Sail.
Fore door
Same as Front door.
Fore edge
the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.
Fore elder
an ancestor.
Fore end
a - The end which precedes; the earlier, or the nearer, part; the beginning.
I have . . . paid
More pious debts to heaven, than in all
The fore end of my time.
- Shak.
Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.
- Sandys.
n.1.The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
At the fore
(Naut.) at the fore royal masthead; - said of a flag, so raised as a signal for sailing, etc.
To the fore
a - In advance; to the front; to a prominent position; in plain sight; in readiness for use.
b - In existence; alive; not worn out, lost, or spent, as money, etc.
- W. Collins.
prep.1.Before; - sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.

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