afore

afore
adverb or conjunction or preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English onforan, from on + foran before — more at before Date: before 12th century chiefly dialect before

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  • afore — afore; afore·men·tioned; afore·said; afore·hand; afore·thought; afore·time; …   English syllables

  • Afore — A*fore , adv. [OE. afore, aforn, AS. onforan or [ae]tforan; pref. a + fore.] 1. Before. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If he have never drunk wine afore. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) In the fore part of a vessel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Afore — A*fore , prep. 1. Before (in all its senses). [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Before; in front of; farther forward than; as, afore the windlass. [1913 Webster] {Afore the mast}, among the common sailors; a phrase used to distinguish the ship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AFORE — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Administradoras de Fondos para el Retiro Obtenido de AFORE …   Wikipedia Español

  • afore — [ə fôr′] adv., prep., conj. [ME afore, aforn < OE onforan, before: see A 1 & FORE] Now Dial. before …   English World dictionary

  • afore- — [ə fôr′] combining form before [aforementioned] * * * …   Universalium

  • afore — afore. (Acrón. de Administradora de Fondos para el Retiro). f. Méx. Banco que administra las cuentas individuales de ahorro para el retiro de los trabajadores …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • afore — (adv.) O.E. onforan before, at the beginning of, in front of, from phrase on foran, from on (prep.) + foran (adv.) in front, dative of FOR (Cf. for). In some cases probably it represents O.E. ætforan at fore. Once the literary equivalent of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • afore — (Acrón. de Administradora de Fondos para el Retiro). f. Méx. Banco que administra las cuentas individuales de ahorro para el retiro de los trabajadores …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • afore — ► PREPOSITION archaic or dialect ▪ before …   English terms dictionary

  • afore- — [ə fôr′] combining form before [aforementioned] …   English World dictionary

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