Forebear meaning

fôr'bâr'
Obsolete spelling of forbear.
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The definition of a forebear is a person's ancestor.

An example of a forebear is a person's great great great grandfather.

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A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
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An ancestor.
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Origin of forebear

  • Late Middle English (Scottish) forbear Middle English fore- fore- beer one who is (from ben to be be) (-er -er –er1)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From fore- +‎ beer (“one who is or exists”). More at beer.
    From Wiktionary