Last modified on 2 October 2014, at 05:40
See also: fore-, före, fôre, fóre, fòre, and foré

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A development of the prefix fore-.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fore (comparative former, superlative foremost)

  1. (obsolete) Former; occurring earlier (in some order); previous. [15th-18th c.]
    the fore part of the day
  2. Forward; situated towards the front (of something). [from 16th c.]
    the fore end of a wagon
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 23:
      Crystal vases with crimson roses and golden-brown asters were set here and there in the fore part of the shop [...].
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InterjectionEdit

fore

  1. (golf) An exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.
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NounEdit

fore (uncountable)

  1. The front; the foreward part of something; the foreground.
    The fore was painted white.
    • 2002, Mark Bevir, The Logic of the History of Ideas:
      People face a dilemma whenever they bring to the fore an understanding that appears inadequate in the light of the other beliefs they bring to bear on it.
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AdverbEdit

fore (not comparable)

  1. In the part that precedes or goes first; opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
  2. (obsolete) Formerly; previously; afore.
    • Shakespeare
      The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.
  3. (nautical) In or towards the bows of a ship.

Etymology 2Edit

  • inflected form of fare

VerbEdit

fore

  1. simple past tense of fare

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

for +‎ -e

AdverbEdit

fore

  1. far away

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

fore

  1. first-person singular present indicative of forer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of forer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of forer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of forer
  5. second-person singular imperative of forer

IdoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fore

  1. far

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See foris.

NounEdit

fore

  1. ablative singular of foris

Etymology 2Edit

Formally present active infinitive corresponding to fui (I have been), irregular perfect indicative of sum (I am). From Proto-Indo-European *bhū-, *bʰew- (to become, be), cognate with Old English bēo (I become, I will be, I am). In classical Latin, the fu- forms of sum are mostly limited to the perfect tenses, but old Latin has alternate present and imperfect subjunctive forms fuam and forem (for classical sim and essem) suggesting the root could once be fully conjugated. After being incorporated in the conjugation of sum, the meaning of fore shifted from the original "to become" to the classical "to be going to be".

VerbEdit

fore

  1. future active infinitive of sum (in addition to the regular form futūrus esse). Also used in the construction fore ut in place of a future passive infinitive in indirect discourse. For example, Credo fore ut ea laudetur, "I believe she will be praised."

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

fore

  1. fore

NumeralEdit

fore

  1. four

ConjunctionEdit

fore

  1. therefore

WelshEdit

NounEdit

fore

  1. Mutated form of bore (morning).

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bore fore more unchanged