forebear

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fore•bear or for•bear /ˈfɔrˌbɛr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. ancestor;
    forefather.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fore•bear  (fôrbâr′, fōr-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Usually,  forebears. ancestors;
    forefathers.
Also,  forbear. 
  • 1425–75; Middle English (Scots), equivalent. to fore- fore- + -bear being, variant of beer; see be, -er1


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

forebear, forbear /ˈfɔːˌbɛə/ n
  1. an ancestor; forefather



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