WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
fore1 /fɔr/USA pronunciation
adj. [before a noun]
Nautical, Naval Termsat or toward the front of a vessel;
- situated in front:the fore part of a boat.
the forepart of anything;
fore2 /fɔr/USA pronunciation
- Idioms, Naval Termsfore and aft, in, at, or to both ends of a ship.
to the fore:
- into a conspicuous place or position.
fore- is attached to nouns and means:
Sport(used as a cry of warning by a golfer to persons in danger of being struck by a ball in flight).
- before (in space, time, condition, etc.):fore- + -cast → forecast (= prediction before weather comes); fore- + taste → foretaste (= a taste before the event takes place);
fore- + warn → forewarn (= to warn ahead of time).
- front:fore- + head → forehead (= front of the head).
- preceding:fore- + father → forefather (= father that came before).
- superior:fore- + man → foreman (= superior to the other workers).
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
fore /fɔː/ adj
- (usually in combination) located at, in, or towards the front: the forelegs of a horse
- the front part
- something located at, in, or towards the front
- fore and aft ⇒ located at or directed towards both ends of a vessel: a fore-and-aft rig
- to the fore ⇒ to or into the front or conspicuous position
prep , conj
- at or towards a ship's bow
- obsolete before
Etymology: Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fora, Gothic faura, Greek para, Sanskrit pura
- a less common word for before
fore /fɔː/ interj
Etymology: 19th Century: probably short for before
- (in golf) a warning shout made by a player about to make a shot