Fore sight
Fore Fore (f[=o]r), 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. [1913 Webster]

The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is directed by the fore purpose of the state. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

Note: Fore is much used adjectively or in composition. [1913 Webster]

{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, distinguished from {middle body} and {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. [1913 Webster]

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.] [1913 Webster]

Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne. --Sandys.

{Fore world}, the antediluvian world. [R.] --Southey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fore bay — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), 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};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore body — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), 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};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore boot — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), 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};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore bow — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), 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};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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