Latin. Future infinitive of sum.
- n. Journey; way; method of proceeding.
- adv. In the part that precedes or goes first; before - opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc. Formerly; previously; afore. (Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship. Fore and aft (Naut.), from stem to stern; lengthwise of the vessel; - in distinction from athwart. - Fore-and-aft rigged (Naut.), not rigged with square sails attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on stays in the midship line of the vessel. See Schooner, Sloop, Cutter.
- adj. Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; - opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon. Fore is much used adjectively or in composition.
- Fore bay, a reservoir or canal between a mill race and a water wheel; the discharging end of a pond or mill race.
- Fore body (Shipbuilding), the part of a ship ...