- The definition of fore is something that is in front.
An example of fore is the location of the headlights on a car.
- Fore is defined as a warning shouted to golfers to warn them that a golf ball has been hit in their direction.
An example of fore is a warning you yell if you have just hit a golf ball into a nearby fairway where other golfers are standing.
Headlights are on the fore of the car.
fore definition by Webster's New World
- at, in, or toward the bow of a ship
- Obsolete previously
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English fore, foran, akin to German vor ; from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, through, throughout, before from source for, for-, Classical Latin per
- situated in front or in front of some other thing or part
- Obsolete previous; former
- before in time, place, order, or rank: forenoon, foreman
- the front part of: forehead
Origin: Middle English ; from OE: see fore
fore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Located at or toward the front; forward.
- Earlier in order of occurrence; former.
- Something that is located at or toward the front.
- The front part.
- At, toward, or near the front; forward.
- At an earlier time.
Origin: Middle English, beforehand, before, in front of, from Old English; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
- Before; earlier: foredoom.
- In front of; front: foredeck.
Origin: Middle English for-, fore-, from Old English, from fore, in front; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
fore - Phrases/Idioms
to the fore
- to the front; into view; into prominence
- at hand; available
to the fore