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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fore  \Fore\,  a.  [See  {Fore},  adv.] 
  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 
  to  {back}  or  {behind};  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. 
 
  {Fore  bay},  a  reservoir  or  canal  between  a  mill  race  and  a 
  water  wheel;  the  discharging  end  of  a  pond  or  mill  race. 
 
 
  {Fore  body}  (Shipbuilding),  the  part  of  a  ship  forward  of  the 
  largest  cross-section,  distinguisched  from  middle  body  abd 
  after  body. 
 
  {Fore  boot},  a  receptacle  in  the  front  of  a  vehicle,  for 
  stowing  baggage,  etc 
 
  {Fore  bow},  the  pommel  of  a  saddle.  --Knight. 
 
  {Fore  cabin},  a  cabin  in  the  fore  part  of  a  ship,  usually 
  with  inferior  accommodations. 
 
  {Fore  carriage}. 
  a  The  forward  part  of  the  running  gear  of  a  four-wheeled 
  vehicle. 
  b  A  small  carriage  at  the  front  end  of  a  plow  beam. 
 
  {Fore  course}  (Naut.),  the  lowermost  sail  on  the  foremost  of 
  a  square-rigged  vessel;  the  foresail.  See  Illust.  under 
  {Sail}. 
 
  {Fore  door}.  Same  as  {Front  door}. 
 
  {Fore  edge},  the  front  edge  of  a  book  or  folded  sheet,  etc 
 
 
  {Fore  elder},  an  ancestor.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Fore  end}. 
  a  The  end  which  precedes;  the  earlier,  or  the  nearer,  part 
  the  beginning. 
 
  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. 
 
  {Fore  girth},  a  girth  for  the  fore  part  (of  a  horse,  etc.);  a 
  martingale. 
 
  {Fore  hammer},  a  sledge  hammer,  working  alternately,  or  in 
  time,  with  the  hand  hammer. 
 
  {Fore  leg},  one  of  the  front  legs  of  a  quadruped,  or 
  multiped,  or  of  a  chair,  settee,  etc 
 
  {Fore  peak}  (Naut.),  the  angle  within  a  ship's  bows;  the 
  portion  of  the  hold  which  is  farthest  forward. 
 
  {Fore  piece},  a  front  piece,  as  the  flap  in  the  fore  part  of 
  a  sidesaddle,  to  guard  the  rider's  dress. 
 
  {Fore  plane},  a  carpenter's  plane,  in  size  and  use  between  a 
  jack  plane  and  a  smoothing  plane.  --Knight. 
 
  {Fore  reading},  previous  perusal.  [Obs.]  --Hales. 
 
  {Fore  rent},  in  Scotland,  rent  payable  before  a  crop  is 
  gathered. 
 
  {Fore  sheets}  (Naut.),  the  forward  portion  of  a  rowboat;  the 
  space  beyond  the  front  thwart.  See  {Stern  sheets}. 
 
  {Fore  shore}. 
  a  A  bank  in  advance  of  a  sea  wall,  to  break  the  force  of 
  the  surf. 
  b  The  seaward  projecting,  slightly  inclined  portion  of  a 
  breakwater.  --Knight. 
  c  The  part  of  the  shore  between  high  and  low  water  marks. 
 
 
  {Fore  sight},  that  one  of  the  two  sights  of  a  gun  which  is 
  near  the  muzzle. 
 
  {Fore  tackle}  (Naut.),  the  tackle  on  the  foremast  of  a  ship. 
 
 
  {Fore  topmast}.  (Naut.)  See  {Fore-topmast},  in  the 
  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Fore  wind},  a  favorable  wind.  [Obs.] 
 
  Sailed  on  smooth  seas,  by  fore  winds  borne. 
  --Sandys. 
 
  {Fore  world},  the  antediluvian  world.  [R.]  --Southey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fore  \Fore\,  n.  [AS.  f?r,  fr  faran  to  go  See  {Fare},  v.  i.] 
  Journey;  way  method  of  proceeding.  [Obs.]  ``Follow  him  and 
  his  fore.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fore  \Fore\,  adv  [AS.  fore,  adv  &  prep.,  another  form  of  for 
  See  {For},  and  cf  {Former},  {Foremost}.] 
  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 
 
  {Fore-and-aft  rigged}  (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}, 
  {Sloop},  {Cutter}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fore  \Fore\,  prep. 
  Before  --  sometimes  written  'fore  as  if  a  contraction  of 
  afore  or  before  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fore  \Fore\,  n. 
  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.''  --W. 
  Collins.  ``How  many  captains  in  the  regiment  had  two 
  thousand  pounds  to  the  fore?''  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fore 
  adj  1:  (nautical)  situated  at  or  toward  the  bow  of  a  vessel  [syn:  {fore(a)}] 
  [ant:  {aft(a)}] 
  2:  located  anteriorly  [syn:  {fore(a)},  {front(a)}] 
  n  :  front  part  of  a  vessel  or  aircraft;  "he  pointed  the  bow  of 
  the  boat  toward  the  finish  line"  [syn:  {bow},  {prow},  {stem}] 
  adv  :  near  or  toward  the  bow  of  a  ship  or  cockpit  of  a  plane;  "the 
  captain  went  fore  (or  forward)  to  check  the 
  instruments"  [syn:  {forward}]  [ant:  {aft}] 




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