Found 2 items, similar to Fore.
English → English
adj 1: situated at or toward the bow of a vessel [syn: fore(a)
2: located anteriorly [syn: fore(a)
n : front part of a vessel or aircraft; “he pointed the bow of
the boat toward the finish line”
adv : near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; “the
captain went fore (or forward) to check the
] [ant: aft
English → English
(f[=o]r), a. [See Fore
Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front;
being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance;
preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; -- opposed
; as, the fore part of a garment; the
fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon.
The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is
directed by the fore purpose of the state. --Southey.
Note: Fore is much used adjectively or in composition.
, a reservoir or canal between a mill race and a
water wheel; the discharging end of a pond or mill race.
(Shipbuilding), the part of a ship forward of the
largest cross-section, distinguished from middle body
and after body
, a receptacle in the front of a vehicle, for
stowing baggage, etc.
, the pommel of a saddle. --Knight.
, a cabin in the fore part of a ship, usually
with inferior accommodations.
(a) The forward part of the running gear of a four-wheeled
(b) A small carriage at the front end of a plow beam.
(Naut.), the lowermost sail on the foremost of
a square-rigged vessel; the foresail. See Illust. under
. Same as Front door
, the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.
, an ancestor. [Prov. Eng.]
(a) The end which precedes; the earlier, or the nearer, part;
I have . . . paid
More pious debts to heaven, than in all
The fore end of my time. --Shak.
(b) In firearms, the wooden stock under the barrel, forward
of the trigger guard, or breech frame.
, a girth for the fore part (of a horse, etc.); a
, a sledge hammer, working alternately, or in
time, with the hand hammer.
, one of the front legs of a quadruped, or
multiped, or of a chair, settee, etc.
(Naut.), the angle within a ship's bows; the
portion of the hold which is farthest forward.
, a front piece, as the flap in the fore part of
a sidesaddle, to guard the rider's dress.
, a carpenter's plane, in size and use between a
jack plane and a smoothing plane. --Knight.
, previous perusal. [Obs.] --Hales.
, in Scotland, rent payable before a crop is
(Naut.), the forward portion of a rowboat; the
space beyond the front thwart. See Stern sheets
(a) A bank in advance of a sea wall, to break the force of
(b) The seaward projecting, slightly inclined portion of a
(c) The part of the shore between high and low water marks.
, that one of the two sights of a gun which is
near the muzzle.
(Naut.), the tackle on the foremast of a ship.
. (Naut.) See Fore-topmast
, in the
, a favorable wind. [Obs.]
Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.
, the antediluvian world. [R.] --Southey.
(f[=o]r), n. [AS. f[=o]r, fr. faran to go. See
, v. i.]
Journey; way; method of proceeding. [Obs.] “Follow him and
, adv. [AS. fore, adv. & prep., another form of for.
, and cf. Former
1. In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to
aft, after, back, behind, etc.
2. Formerly; previously; afore. [Obs. or Colloq.]
The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are. --Shak.
3. (Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship.
Fore and aft
(Naut.), from stem to stern; lengthwise of the
vessel; -- in distinction from athwart. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
(Naut.), not rigged with square sails
attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on
stays in the midship line of the vessel. See Schooner
The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
At the fore
(Naut.), at the fore royal masthead; -- said of
a flag, so raised as a signal for sailing, etc.
To the fore
(a) In advance; to the front; to a prominent position; in
plain sight; in readiness for use.
(b) In existence; alive; not worn out, lost, or spent, as
money, etc. [Irish] “While I am to the fore.”
Collins. “How many captains in the regiment had two
thousand pounds to the fore?”
Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of
afore or before. [Obs.]