Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

fore-

Before, beforehand, going before, in front of, leading.

[Old English fore.]

Verbs, adjectives, and nouns containing this form have a general sense of being in front of something else, either in time or place. It can indicate a front part of the body: forehead, forearm, forebrain, foreleg, forelock. Several refer to parts of a sailing ship near the bows, such as foremast, foresail, forecastle (abbreviated to fo'c'sle), and forestay. Examples relating to time include forecast, foretell, foresee, forebear, forefather, and forestall. A foreword is a short introduction to a book; a forecourt is an open area in front of a building; a foreman or forewoman is a person in charge of others or one who presides over a jury; someone or something that is foremost is the most prominent in rank, importance, or position.

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