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



BrE BrE//fɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːr//
Parts of boats and ships
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[only before noun] (specialist) located at the front of a ship, an aircraft or an animal compare aft, hind See related entries: Parts of boats and ships 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.).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fore