Pronunciation: (fôr, fōr),[key] —adj. 1. situated at or toward the front, as compared with something else.
2. first in place, time, order, rank, etc.; forward; earlier.
3. Naut. a. of or pertaining to a foremast.
b. noting a sail, yard, boom, etc., or any rigging belonging to a fore lower mast or to some upper mast of a foremast.
c. noting any stay running aft and upward to the head of a fore lower mast or to some specified upper mast of a foremast: fore topmast stay. d. situated at or toward the bow of a vessel; forward.
—adv. 1. Naut.at or toward the bow.
4. fore and aft,Naut.in, at, or to both ends of a ship.
—n. 1. the forepart of anything; front.
2. the fore,Naut.the foremast.
3. to the fore, a. into a conspicuous place or position; to or at the front.
b. at hand; ready; available.
c. still alive.
—prep., conj. Also,'fore.Informal.before.
Pronunciation: (fôr, fōr),[key] —interj.Golf. (used as a cry of warning to persons on a course who are in danger of being struck by the ball.)
a prefix meaning “before” (in space, time, condition, etc.), “front,” “superior,” etc.: forehead; forecastle; forecast; foretell; foreman.