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English Dictionary: Fore by the DICT Development Group
6 results for Fore
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
    Synonym(s): fore, forward
    Antonym(s): abaft, aft, astern
  1. situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
    Antonym(s): aft(a)
  1. front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
    Synonym(s): bow, fore, prow, stem
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fore \Fore\, n. [AS. f[?]r, fr. faran to go. See {Fare}, v. i.]
      Journey; way; method of proceeding. [Obs.] [bd]Follow him and
      his fore.[b8] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fore \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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fore \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fore \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] [bd]While I am to the fore.[b8] --W.
            Collins. [bd]How many captains in the regiment had two
            thousand pounds to the fore?[b8] --Thackeray.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fore \Fore\, prep.
      Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of
      afore or before. [Obs.]
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