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

 

foreword

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːwɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrwɜːrd//
 
Parts of a book
 
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a short introduction at the beginning of a book He was asked if he would consider writing a foreword for her book. compare preface See related entries: Parts of a book Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from fore- + word, on the pattern of German Vorwort.
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