foreword

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EtymologyEdit

Morphologically fore- +‎ word. Calque of German Vorwort, itself a calque of Latin praefatio (preface). Cognate with German Low German Vörwoord (foreword), Dutch voorwoord (foreword), West Frisian foarwurd (foreword), Danish forord (preface; proviso), Swedish förord (foreword). Compare also Old English forword, foreword (proviso; condition).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹwɝːd/, /ˈfɔɹwɚd/
    • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːwɜːd/
  • Homophones: forward (US, Canada)
  • Hyphenation: fore‧word

NounEdit

foreword (plural forewords)

  1. An introductory section preceding the main text of a book or other document; a preface or introduction.

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