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fore (front)

Definition:

front part of a vessel or aircraft

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

fores

Type of:

front » side » surface » artifact

Part of:

vessel

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

bow | prow | stem

Etymology:

[adverb] Old English fore (preposition) "before, in front of"; ... | [adjective]...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Prow

the forward most part of a ship's bow that cuts through the water. The prow is the part of the bow above the waterline. The terms prow and bow are often used interchangeably to describe the most forward part of a ship and its surrounding parts. In old ... (48 of 155 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

prow

the bow of a vessel (5 of 389 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/prow

Oxford Dictionary:

prow

the pointed front part of a ship; the bow. | the pointed or projecting front part of something such as a car or building (23 of 81 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/prow

New World Dictionary:

prow

[archaic] valiant; brave | the forward part of a ship or boat; bow | a part like this, as the nose of an airplane (22 of 58 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

prow | prows [plural] | prore [synonym, sense-specific]

[nautical] The fore part of a vessel; the bow; the stem; hence, the vessel itself. | [archaic] Brave, valiant, gallant. | Alternative form of proa. (23 of 53 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/prow

Merriam-Webster:

prow [entry 1, adjective, archaic] | valiant [synonym] | gallant [synonym]

"valiant", "gallant" (2 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/prow

prow [entry 2, noun] | stem [synonym, sense-specific]

the bow of a ship; "stem" | a pointed projecting front part (11 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/prow show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

prow

[nautical] The forward part of a ship's hull; the bow. | A projecting forward part, such as the front end of a ski. (22 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/prow

Macmillan British Dictionary:

prow [countable, literary] | prows [plural]

the front of a ship or boat (7 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/prow

Random House Dictionary:

prow | bow [synonym, sense-specific]

the forepart of a ship or boat; bow. | the front end of an airship. | [literary] a ship. | "prow" : [archaic] : valiant. (22 of 30 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/prow

Cambridge Dictionary:

prow

the front part of a boat or ship (8 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/prow

Britannica Encyclopedia:

stem [plant]

in botany, the plant axis that bears buds and shoots with leaves and, at its basal end, roots. The stem is the stalk of a plant or the main trunk of a ... (32 of 945 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/565188​/stem

Columbia Encyclopedia:

stem

supporting structure of a plant, serving also to conduct and to store food materials. The stems of herbaceous and of woody plants differ: those of ... (25 of 336 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0846637​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

prow | prows [plural]

the forward part of a ship | the projecting front part of something (12 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736259​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

fore

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: [adverb] Old English fore (preposition) "before, in front of"; ... | [adjective] "forward"; late 15th century, "former, earlier"; early 16th ... (21 of 129 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=fore

Oxford Dictionary:

fore | 'fore

Origin: Old English (as a preposition, also in the sense "before in time, previously"): of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voor and German ... (22 of 36 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fore

Collins Dictionary:

fore | fore-

First use: 19th century

Origin: Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fora, Gothic faura, Greek para, Sanskrit pura | probably short for ... (21 of 27 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fore

New World Dictionary:

fore

Origin: Middle English from Old English fore, foran, akin to German vor from Indo-European base *per-, through, throughout, before ... (18 of 23 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

fore

Origin: Middle English, beforehand, before, in front of, from Old English; see per [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

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Wiktionary:

fore

Origin: A development of the prefix fore-.

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Merriam-Webster:

fore [entry 1, adverb]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old English for

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fore

fore [entry 5, interjection]

First use: about 1878

Origin: probably short for before

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Encarta Dictionary:

fore

Origin: Old English, "before, previously" from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861612877​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

fore

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fore"

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Collins Dictionary:

fore | fore-

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www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fore

Cambridge Dictionary:

fore [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "fore"

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fore [entry 2]

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

fore

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fore [adjective, abbreviation]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

fore

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fore [adjective, abbreviation]

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the Free Dictionary:

fore

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Google Dictionary:

fore | fores [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "fore"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

fore

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fore"

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YourDictionary Audio:

fore

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freedictionary.org:

Fore

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