fore

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See also: fore-, före, főre, fôre, fóre, fòre, and foré

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A development of the prefix fore-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fore (comparative former, superlative foremost)

  1. (obsolete) Former; occurring earlier (in some order); previous. [15th-18th c.]
    the fore part of the day
  2. Forward; situated towards the front (of something). [from 16th c.]
    the fore end of a wagon
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 23:
      Crystal vases with crimson roses and golden-brown asters were set here and there in the fore part of the shop [...].
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Interjection[edit]

fore

  1. (golf) An exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.
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Noun[edit]

fore (uncountable)

  1. The front; the foreward part of something; the foreground.
    The fore was painted white.
    • 2002, Mark Bevir, The Logic of the History of Ideas:
      People face a dilemma whenever they bring to the fore an understanding that appears inadequate in the light of the other beliefs they bring to bear on it.
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Adverb[edit]

fore (not comparable)

  1. In the part that precedes or goes first; opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
  2. (obsolete) Formerly; previously; afore.
    • Shakespeare
      The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.
  3. (nautical) In or towards the bows of a ship.

Etymology 2[edit]

  • inflected form of fare

Verb[edit]

fore

  1. simple past tense of fare

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

for +‎ -e

Adverb[edit]

fore

  1. far away

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

fore

  1. first-person singular present indicative of forer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of forer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of forer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of forer
  5. second-person singular imperative of forer

Ido[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fore

  1. far

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See foris.

Noun[edit]

fore

  1. ablative singular of foris

Etymology 2[edit]

Formally present active infinitive corresponding to fui (I have been), irregular perfect indicative of sum (I am). From Proto-Indo-European *bhū-, *bʰew- (to become, be), cognate with Old English bēo (I become, I will be, I am). In classical Latin, the fu- forms of sum are mostly limited to the perfect tenses, but old Latin has alternate present and imperfect subjunctive forms fuam and forem (for classical sim and essem) suggesting the root could once be fully conjugated. After being incorporated in the conjugation of sum, the meaning of fore shifted from the original "to become" to the classical "to be going to be".

Verb[edit]

fore

  1. future active infinitive of sum (in addition to the regular form futūrus esse). Also used in the construction fore ut in place of a future passive infinitive in indirect discourse. For example, Credo fore ut ea laudetur, "I believe she will be praised."

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fore

  1. fore

Numeral[edit]

fore

  1. four

Conjunction[edit]

fore

  1. therefore

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

fore

  1. Soft mutation of bore (morning).

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bore fore more unchanged