See also: Fore, fóre, foré, forè, fôre, före, főre, fore-, føre, and four

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.]
    • 1921, The Photographic Journal (page 8)
      The fore end of the tape is drawn out, and when the indicator points to this number the end is firmly fixed to the front of the camera.
    • 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 []

AntonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

InterjectionEdit

fore

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

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

fore (uncountable)

  1. The front; the forward part of something; the foreground.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt, Olympia Press:
      The waiting-room was now less empty than Watt had at first supposed, to judge by the presence, some two paces to Watt's fore, and as many to his right, of what seemed to be an object of some importance.
    • 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.

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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.
  3. (nautical) In or towards the bows of a ship.
    Antonym: aft

AnagramsEdit


CornishEdit

NounEdit

fore

  1. Mixed mutation of bore.

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

for +‎ -e

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfore]
  • Rhymes: -ore
  • Hyphenation: fo‧re

AdverbEdit

fore

  1. far away

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fore

  1. inflection of forer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

for +‎ -e

AdverbEdit

fore

  1. (far) away, afar

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

fore

  1. ablative singular of foris

Etymology 2Edit

Formally present active infinitive corresponding to fuī (I have been), irregular perfect indicative of sum (I am). From Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (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".

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

fore

  1. future active infinitive of sum
Usage notesEdit
  • Also used in the construction fore ut in place of a future passive infinitive in indirect discourse:
    Crēdō fore ut ea laudētur.
    I believe she will be praised.
    (literally, “I believe it to be going to be that she is praised.”)

ReferencesEdit

  • fore”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fore”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fore in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • fore in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

fore

  1. fore

DescendantsEdit

  • Scots: fore
  • English: fore

NumeralEdit

fore

  1. four

ConjunctionEdit

fore

  1. therefore

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fore f (definite singular fora, indefinite plural forer, definite plural forene)

  1. behaviour
  2. footprints, tracks
  3. (economics) ability, standing

Etymology 2Edit

Derived from for (travel), from Old Norse fǫr, but made a weak noun. From earlier Proto-Germanic *farō.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fore f (definite singular fora, indefinite plural forer, definite plural forene)

  1. alternative form of for

Etymology 3Edit

From fòr (furrow).

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

fore (present tense forar, past tense fora, past participle fora, passive infinitive forast, present participle forande, imperative fore/for)

  1. to furrow

Etymology 4Edit

Inherited from Old Norse fóðra.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

fore (present tense forar, past tense fora, past participle fora, passive infinitive forast, present participle forande, imperative fore/for)

  1. to fodder animals
    1. to breed, raise
  2. to gather food, fodder
  3. to feed
Related termsEdit
  • fôr n (fodder)

Etymology 5Edit

Made from fôr (lining of clothes)

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

fore (present tense forar, past tense fora, past participle fora, passive infinitive forast, present participle forande, imperative fore/for)

  1. (transitive) to line (clothes)
  2. (transitive) to clad with covering layers

Etymology 6Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

AdjectiveEdit

fore

  1. inflection of for:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

fore

  1. past subjunctive of fara

AnagramsEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fore

  1. Soft mutation of bore (morning).

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bore fore more unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.