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



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 Originmid 19th cent.: from fore- + word, on the pattern of German Vorwort.
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