forehand

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj forehand (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
    • n forehand (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Forehand All that part of a horse which is before the rider.
    • a Forehand Done beforehand; anticipative. "And so extenuate the forehand sin."
    • Forehand Superiority; advantage; start; precedence. "And, but for ceremony, such a wretch . . . Had the forehand and vantage of a king."
    • Forehand The chief or most important part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forehand The part of a horse which is in front of the rider.
    • n forehand The chief part; main dependence.
    • n forehand Advantage; the better.
    • forehand Done beforehand; anticipative; done or paid in advance.
    • forehand Being ahead or in advance; front.
    • forehand In lawn-tennis, noting a stroke made by a right-handed player when the ball is on the right side of his body, or by a left-handed player when it is on the left side.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forehand fōr′hand the part of a horse which is in front of its rider
    • adj Forehand done beforehand
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Usage

In literature:

Other folks don't work themselves to death the way you do, and you're forehanded too.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
Ah, I see you have been forehanded, Cassowary!
"The Madness of May" by Meredith Nicholson
Does it not look as if the forehanded nuthatch was laying by a supply of ants for a coming time of hunger?
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Marthy was always forehanded, and she made money there and never spent any to speak of.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Eunice is real forehanded, Eunice is; and does seem 't the more she gives away the more comes in.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
Mr. Jacob Allen was a forehanded farmer, and the house was by far the best in town.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
Mother 'lowed 'twas a good thing t' be forehanded with they little things.
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
You've been pretty forehanded to have got so far ahead as to own a craft like that.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
I never did know such a forehanded pair.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
So did the next trial, a vicious forehand cut.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
We're real forehanded now, Abel.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
For, sez I, his pappy am a forehanded man, who keeps his fambly comf'ble.
"Harper's Round Table, October 1, 1895" by Various
Wiggins was a little, waspish man, who lived in the country, and was called a "forehanded" farmer.
"The Puddleford Papers," by H. H. Riley
Beth is the best of little creeters, and a sight of help to me, bein so forehanded and dependable.
"Little Women" by Louisa M. Alcott
He made a desperate effort to get up, but could only raise his forehand.
"Servants of the Guns" by Jeffery E. Jeffery
Keep his forehand well up, and his haunches under him.
"The Barb and the Bridle" by Vielle Moustache
Americans do like to be forehanded.
"The Romance of a Great Store" by Edward Hungerford
Most horses will swing their forehands with some readiness, if not in a well-balanced manner.
"Patroclus and Penelope" by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
After topping the hurdle, the horse's forehand, in his descent, will be lower than his hind quarters.
"Riding for Ladies" by W. A. Kerr
Now and then a forehanded farmer in the humid region, growing high-class crops, installs an irrigation plant to carry him through the dry spells.
"The Country-Life Movement in the United States" by L.H. Bailey
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In news:

Dollie Rae Forehand , 447 Forehand Road, died this morning at home.
Sania Mirza of India plays a forehand during her match against Tamira Passzek of Austria during the second day of the AEGON Classic at the Edgbaston Prior Club on June 7, 2011 in Birmingham, England.
Francesca Schiavone of Italy raps a forehand during her victory against Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm on Wednesday during the third round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
On this oasis of athleticism, there were kids with big smiles hitting forehands, and a few of them had bare feet.
Susan Mullane-USA Today American Mardy Fish hits a forehand shot in his four-set victory over France's Gilles Simon in the third round late Saturday night.
Hard forehands help Griffin/ Venezia win 6-2.
Enlarge Lauren Casselberry/The Jersey Journal Bayonne's Andro Mossad hits a forehand during a number one singles match against North Bergen's Jonathan Paredes in the Hudson County Championships at Lincoln Park on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
DHS' Bailey Gary reaches to hit a forehand shot during a match earlier this season.
EDMOND — Judy Forehand, deputy governor of the Oklahoma Society of Mayflower Descendants, will speak about the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Saints and Strangers who came to America on the Mayflower.
Caroline Wozniacki lines up a forehand during her victory against Sofia Arvidsson on Saturday in the Kremlin Cup semifinals.
John Isner of the USA lines up a forehand in his first-round victory Tuesday against Andreas Seppi of Italy at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Every day is different for Sally Forehand.
That's what life is like for Forehand, of Cambridge, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis during the winter of 2000, at the age of 38.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova used her powerful serve and forehand to clinch victory for Czech Republic over Italy in the Fed Cup semifinals Sunday.
At 7 pm Saturday, Roosevelt Forehand and Oneness gospel group will be featured in an open door gospel concert.
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In science:

But at this point we have no rule available that tells us on forehand when it is allowed to skip higher order terms.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams
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