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Meaning of FORE

Pronunciation:  fowr

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  1. [n]  front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
  2. [adv]  near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"

FORE is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bow, forward, prow, stem
 Antonyms: abaft, aft, astern
 See Also: front, vessel, watercraft



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fore\, n. [AS. f?r, fr. faran to go. See {Fare}, v. i.]
    Journey; way; method of proceeding. [Obs.] ``Follow him and
    his fore.'' --Chaucer.
  2. \Fore\, adv. [AS. fore, adv. & prep., another form of for.
    See {For}, and cf. {Former}, {Foremost}.]
    1. In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to
       aft, after, back, behind, etc.
    2. Formerly; previously; afore. [Obs. or Colloq.]
             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. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
    {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}.
  3. \Fore\, a. [See {Fore}, adv.]
    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.
    Note: Fore is much used adjectively or in composition.
    {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, distinguisched from middle body abd
       after body.
    {Fore boot}, a receptacle in the front of a vehicle, for
       stowing baggage, etc.
    {Fore bow}, the pommel of a saddle. --Knight.
    {Fore cabin}, a cabin in the fore part of a ship, usually
       with inferior accommodations.
    {Fore carriage}.
    (a) The forward part of the running gear of a four-wheeled
    (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
    {Fore door}. Same as {Front door}.
    {Fore edge}, the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.
    {Fore elder}, an ancestor. [Prov. Eng.]
    {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.
    (b) In firearms, the wooden stock under the barrel, forward
        of the trigger guard, or breech frame.
    {Fore girth}, a girth for the fore part (of a horse, etc.); a
    {Fore hammer}, a sledge hammer, working alternately, or in
       time, with the hand hammer.
    {Fore leg}, one of the front legs of a quadruped, or
       multiped, or of a chair, settee, etc.
    {Fore peak} (Naut.), the angle within a ship's bows; the
       portion of the hold which is farthest forward.
    {Fore piece}, a front piece, as the flap in the fore part of
       a sidesaddle, to guard the rider's dress.
    {Fore plane}, a carpenter's plane, in size and use between a
       jack plane and a smoothing plane. --Knight.
    {Fore reading}, previous perusal. [Obs.] --Hales.
    {Fore rent}, in Scotland, rent payable before a crop is
    {Fore sheets} (Naut.), the forward portion of a rowboat; the
       space beyond the front thwart. See {Stern sheets}.
    {Fore shore}.
    (a) A bank in advance of a sea wall, to break the force of
        the surf.
    (b) The seaward projecting, slightly inclined portion of a
        breakwater. --Knight.
    (c) The part of the shore between high and low water marks.
    {Fore sight}, that one of the two sights of a gun which is
       near the muzzle.
    {Fore tackle} (Naut.), the tackle on the foremast of a ship.
    {Fore topmast}. (Naut.) See {Fore-topmast}, in the
    {Fore wind}, a favorable wind. [Obs.]
             Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.
    {Fore world}, the antediluvian world. [R.] --Southey.
  4. \Fore\, n.
    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. [Irish] ``While I am to the fore.'' --W.
        Collins. ``How many captains in the regiment had two
        thousand pounds to the fore?'' --Thackeray.
  5. \Fore\, prep.
    Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of
    afore or before. [Obs.]
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