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FORE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fore mean? 

FORE (noun)
  The noun FORE has 1 sense:

1. front part of a vessel or aircraft

  Familiarity information: FORE used as a noun is very rare.


FORE (adjective)
  The adjective FORE has 1 sense:

1. situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

  Familiarity information: FORE used as an adjective is very rare.


FORE (adverb)
  The adverb FORE has 1 sense:

1. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

  Familiarity information: FORE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORE (noun)


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Meaning:

Front part of a vessel or aircraft

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fore; prow; bow; stem

Context example:

he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line

Hypernyms ("fore" is a kind of...):

front (the side that is seen or that goes first)

Holonyms ("fore" is a part of...):

vessel; watercraft (a craft designed for water transportation)


FORE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

Similar:

foremost (situated closest to the bow)

Also:

front (relating to or located in the front)

forward (at or near or directed toward the front)

Domain category:

navigation; sailing; seafaring (the work of a sailor)

Antonym:

aft ((nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail)


FORE (adverb)


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Meaning:

Near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

Synonyms:

fore; forward

Context example:

the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments

Antonym:

aft (at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane)


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