Definition of fore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːr//
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Word OriginOld 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.).Idioms
bring something to the fore
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to make something become noticed by people
come to the fore (British English also be to the fore, North American English also be at the fore)
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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.
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