Word Origin Old English (as a preposition, also in the sense ‘before in time, previously’): of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voor and German vor. The adjective and noun represent the prefix fore- used independently (late 15th cent.).Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//fɔː(r)//; NAmE NAmE//fɔːr//
to make something become noticed by people
bring something to the forejump to other results
to be/become important and noticed by people; to play an important part The problem has come to the fore again in recent months. She has always been to the fore at moments of crisis.
come to the fore (British English also be to the fore, North American English also be at the fore)jump to other results