noun Date: 1842 prefatory comments (as for a book) especially when written by someone other than the author

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  • foreword — foreword, preface Preface is the traditional word (first recorded in the 14c) for the author s introductory remarks at the beginning of a book, normally dealing with the practicalities of the book s development and making due acknowledgements… …   Modern English usage

  • Foreword — Fore word , n. A preface. Furnvall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foreword — index overture, preamble, preface, prelude, threshold (commencement) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foreword — (n.) 1842, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + WORD (Cf. word) (n.); perhaps a loan translation of Ger. Vorwort preface, modeled on L. praefatio preface …   Etymology dictionary

  • foreword — preface, exordium, *introduction, prologue, prelude, preamble …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foreword — [n] introduction to a document exordium, overture, preamble, preface, preliminary, prelude, prelusion, proem, prolegomenon, prologue; concept 270 Ant. addendum, epilogue, postscript …   New thesaurus

  • foreword — ► NOUN ▪ a short introduction to a book …   English terms dictionary

  • foreword — [fôr′wərd] n. [transl. of Ger vorwort < vor, FORE + wort, WORD] an introductory statement to a book, esp. one written by someone other than the book s author SYN. INTRODUCTION …   English World dictionary

  • Foreword — A foreword is a (usually short) piece of writing often found at the beginning of a book or other piece of literature, before the introduction, and written by someone other than the author of the book. A preface, by contrast, is written by the… …   Wikipedia

  • foreword — n. a foreword to * * * [ fɔːwɜːd] a foreword to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • foreword — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌwɜː(r)d] / US [ˈfɔrˌwɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms foreword : singular foreword plural forewords literature a short introduction to a book, usually written by someone other than the writer …   English dictionary

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