• FORE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fore situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
    • adv fore near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
    • n fore front part of a vessel or aircraft "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Fore fōr 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. Fore is much used adjectively or in composition. "The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is directed by the fore purpose of the state."
    • prep Fore Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.
    • Fore Formerly; previously; afore. "The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are."
    • Fore (Naut) In or towards the bows of a ship.
    • Fore In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to aft after back behind, etc.
    • n Fore fōr Journey; way; method of proceeding. "Follow him and his fore ."
    • n Fore The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fore Before (in place); in presence of.
    • fore Before (in place); in the part that precedes or goes first; specifically, nautical, toward or in the parts of a ship that lie near the bows; forward: opposed to aft.
    • fore Before (in time); previously.
    • fore Before.
    • fore Situated at the fore or front; front; forward; anterior; prior; former; being, coming, or going before or in front in place, or earlier in time: as, the fore legs of a horse; the fore wheels of a wagon; the fore part of the day.
    • n fore The front: in the phrases at and to the fore (see below).
    • n fore Nautical, the foremast.
    • n fore At or in the front.
    • n fore An obsolete preterit and past participle of fare.
    • n fore Way; course; manner of proceeding.
    • n fore A prefix, equivalent to before (in place or time): before nouns often written separately and regarded as an adjective (see fore, adjective). Fore (fore, adverb or adjective) is much used in the formation of compounds, most of them modern and of obvious origin. Such modern compounds are, in this dictionary, usually left without etymological note. In nautical usage fore as a prefix notes relation to the foremast, as distinguished from the mainmast and mizzenmast: as, foresail; fore top.
    • n fore An erroneous form of for- in some words, as in forego, forespend, forespeak, etc., for forgo, forspend, forspeak, etc., being obsolete in all but forego.
    • n fore An erroneous form of for-, as in foreclose.
    • fore In golf, a warning cry (‘look out, before!’) uttered to attract the attention of a person who is liable to be struck by the ball.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fore fōr in front of: advanced in position: coming first
    • adv Fore at the front: in the first part: previously:
    • adv Fore (golf) a warning cry to any person in the way of the ball to be played
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  • Milan Kundera
    “True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.”


At the fore - In a leading position


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. fore, adv. & prep., another form of for,. See For, and cf. Former Foremost


In literature:

Hitherto they had not had time to examine the hold or the fore part of the vessel.
"Adrift in a Boat" by W.H.G. Kingston
No one had time for a moment to be idle fore or aft.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Voules, with those who had remained on the cutter's forecastle, now gained a footing on the fore part of the lugger's deck.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Just as I reached the fore-topmast cross-trees, they were up to me.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
He is evidently acting upon a preconcerted plan, with the time fixed and fore-arranged.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Quickly recovering herself, however, the fore-topsail being braced sharp up, her head "paid off" before the wind.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
And if they are not enough, here are the fore halliards, all ready for bending on at a second's notice.
"The Castaways" by Harry Collingwood
They started in to lick me 'fore turning to, and we've shot five, but none of them fatally.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Let me see how long it will take you to run up to that fore-top-gallant yard.
"Work and Win" by Oliver Optic
If we puts on a hustle we shall drop on 'em 'fore they gets out on the open prairie.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
Suddenly the ship rose with a violent motion to an even keel, carrying away, as she did so, her fore-topmast.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
They always carry the mud and stones in their fore-paws, pressed against their chins, but they drag the wood with their teeth.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The fog was so dense that even the lookout posted at her fore windlasses was a hazy figure as seen from the pilot-house.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
There can be no doubt that the lateen sail, which goes back at least to the early Egyptians, had the germ of a fore-and-after in it.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
Run up the jib and fore-staysail.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Throwing themselves on their backs, they struck out with their fore-arms in a sort of mechanical manner.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
She believed matters of this kind were fore-ordained, and she slept calmly.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Miss, I would starve till I was as stiff as a peckerwood peckin' at a hole 'fore I'd sign anything on my deed.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
All the big folkses plant that fore the rice.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I was standing in the fore-chains, having got over there to avoid the fall of the mast.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

Only that coming day,
'Pointed hour make haste,
She must stand 'fore her God,
Past that solemn test.
"Only" by Frank Barbour Coffin
When that I poore soule was borne,
I was borne unfortunate:
Presently the Fates had sworne,
To fore-tell my haplesse state.
"The Nimph Dianaes Song" by Bartholomew Young
But wasn't it a gladsome sight,
When roared the deep sea gales,
To see them reef her fore and aft
A-swinging by their tails!
"The Ship Of Rio" by Walter de la Mare
"Nay, fore God," said Rob-in,
"Sir knight, that thank I thee;
What man that helpeth a good yeom-an,
His friend then will I be."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
Up to the star new-born in sight
Such long a trail’s to fumble,
Millennia had chased the light
‘fore it ‘on us did stumble…
"Up To The Star (version three)" by Mihai Eminescu
Fore-doomed to song she seemed to me
I queried not with destiny
I knew the trial and the need,
Yet, all the more, I said, God speed?
"The Singer" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

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Equity in Texas school funding returns to fore in court.
A tanker in the Fore River.
Comcast, a leading provider of entertainment, information and communications services, has named Henry "Hank" Fore as Regional Senior Vice President for California.
Young entrepreneur makes golf ball sales ' fore ' cause.
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Comcast announced Tuesday that it has named Hank Fore as regional senior VP for California, reporting to Steve White, president of Comcast's West Division.
Comcast names Fore as regional SVP for California.
EasyJet 'holiday moments' campaign brings price back to fore .
Bishops at fore of same-sex marriage fight.
Warriors speed to fore against bigger foes.
As Supreme Court reconvenes, civil rights issues in the fore .
These are just some of the things you can bid on in the Easter Seals auction in conjunction with Wesselman's Golfing Fore Kids on September 27th.

In science:

Fore more about VapnikChervonenkis classes of sets, one can refer to .
A central limit theorem for stationary random fields
Forthcoming astrometric missions such as the Gaia satellite will bring to the fore the problem of estimating the enclosed mass from a set of positions, radial velocities and proper motions of tracer stars.
Mass estimators in the Gaia era
However, this brings to the fore certain security issues which must be addressed, the most important of which is the initial Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA) to identify and authorize mobile nodes on these various networks.
A Survey on Authentication and Key Agreement Protocols in Heterogeneous Networks
Therevide a good estimate of the local source environment for all fore, to estimate an average ρ/hρi for all sources in 2QZ Clus, C-COSMOS sources without suffering from uncertainties due we computed the survey-wide 2QZ Clus HAE source dento survey edge effects.
Concurrent Supermassive Black Hole and Galaxy Growth: Linking Environment and Nuclear Activity in z = 2.23 H-alpha Emitters
Equation (6.40) defines the boundaries of the fore mentioned “islands”.
Nonhermitean Random Matrix Models
In Shang et al (2001), we incorporated the processes into the self-consistent x-wind flow and made it a diagnostic package fore the jet phenomena.
Structure and Physical Conditions in MHD Jets from Young Stars
Our geometrical approach brings to the fore the tension properties of the magnetic force lines and reveals their intricate interconnection to the spatial geometry of a magnetised spacetime.
Gravitational waves and cosmic magnetism; a cosmological approach
The geometrical nature of our approach brought to the fore the tension properties of magnetic fields and revealed their subtle interconnection with the spatial geometry of the magnetised spacetime.
Gravitational waves and cosmic magnetism; a cosmological approach
There fore, such architectures may have to be supplemented by additional means for interactions between different groups of qubits.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
It has the advantage that it automatically brings to the fore the main players in spontaneous symmetry breaking: the symmetry breaking field, the thermodynamic limit, and the global excitations of the thin spectrum.
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Quantum Mechanics
Making use of Fokker-Planck-Smoluchowski description we derive the time dependent escape rate in the non-stationary regime in closed analytical form which brings on to fore a strong non-exponential kinetic of the system mode.
Nonequilibrium fluctuation induced escape from a metastable state
Most of the kaons would decay be fore reaching S3.
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
This brings to the fore again the old problem related to how the principle of relativity is combined with the Maxwell field equations in a continuous medium.
On the Casimir effect in a continuous medium
Next-order, symbolic, and global horizons can be expected to resonate within hitherto stabilized meanings. Further reflections bring the meanings and the tensions among them to the fore. Meanings can be subjective and/or intersubjective.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
ThereNote that from the locality property, Sℓ,n (Φ) depends only on Φ∆j (δ) for j ∈ fore, conditionally on Φ∆k (δ) , k /∈ L, the variables Sℓ,n (Φ) and Sℓ′ ,n (Φ) (for ℓ 6= ℓ′ ) are independent.
Residuals and goodness-of-fit tests for stationary marked Gibbs point processes