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 for fore
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fore \Fore\ (f[=o]r), a. [See Fore, adv.]
     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.
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           The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is
           directed by the fore purpose of the state. --Southey.
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     Note: Fore is much used adjectively or in composition.
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     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 forward of the
        largest cross-section, distinguished from middle body
        and after body.
     Fore boot, a receptacle in the front of a vehicle, for
        stowing baggage, etc.
     Fore bow, the pommel of a saddle. --Knight.
     Fore cabin, a cabin in the fore part of a ship, usually
        with inferior accommodations.
     Fore carriage.
     (a) The forward part of the running gear of a four-wheeled
     (b) A small carriage at the front end of a plow beam.
     Fore course (Naut.), the lowermost sail on the foremost of
        a square-rigged vessel; the foresail. See Illust. under
     Fore door. Same as Front door.
     Fore edge, the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.
     Fore elder, an ancestor. [Prov. Eng.]
     Fore end.
     (a) The end which precedes; the earlier, or the nearer, part;
         the beginning.
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               I have . . . paid
               More pious debts to heaven, than in all
               The fore end of my time.             --Shak.
     (b) In firearms, the wooden stock under the barrel, forward
         of the trigger guard, or breech frame.
     Fore girth, a girth for the fore part (of a horse, etc.); a
     Fore hammer, a sledge hammer, working alternately, or in
        time, with the hand hammer.
     Fore leg, one of the front legs of a quadruped, or
        multiped, or of a chair, settee, etc.
     Fore peak (Naut.), the angle within a ship's bows; the
        portion of the hold which is farthest forward.
     Fore piece, a front piece, as the flap in the fore part of
        a sidesaddle, to guard the rider's dress.
     Fore plane, a carpenter's plane, in size and use between a
        jack plane and a smoothing plane. --Knight.
     Fore reading, previous perusal. [Obs.] --Hales.
     Fore rent, in Scotland, rent payable before a crop is
     Fore sheets (Naut.), the forward portion of a rowboat; the
        space beyond the front thwart. See Stern sheets.
     Fore shore.
     (a) A bank in advance of a sea wall, to break the force of
         the surf.
     (b) The seaward projecting, slightly inclined portion of a
         breakwater. --Knight.
     (c) The part of the shore between high and low water marks.
     Fore sight, that one of the two sights of a gun which is
        near the muzzle.
     Fore tackle (Naut.), the tackle on the foremast of a ship.
     Fore topmast. (Naut.) See Fore-topmast, in the
     Fore wind, a favorable wind. [Obs.]
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              Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.
     Fore world, the antediluvian world. [R.] --Southey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fore \Fore\ (f[=o]r), n. [AS. f[=o]r, fr. faran to go. See
     Fare, v. i.]
     Journey; way; method of proceeding. [Obs.] "Follow him and
     his fore." --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fore \Fore\, adv. [AS. fore, adv. & prep., another form of for.
     See For, and cf. Former, Foremost.]
     1. In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to
        aft, after, back, behind, etc.
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     2. Formerly; previously; afore. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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              The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are. --Shak.
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     3. (Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship.
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     Fore and aft (Naut.), from stem to stern; lengthwise of the
        vessel; -- in distinction from athwart. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fore \Fore\, prep.
     Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of
     afore or before. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fore \Fore\, n.
     The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
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     At the fore (Naut.), at the fore royal masthead; -- said of
        a flag, so raised as a signal for sailing, etc.
     To the fore.
     (a) In advance; to the front; to a prominent position; in
         plain sight; in readiness for use.
     (b) In existence; alive; not worn out, lost, or spent, as
         money, etc. [Irish] "While I am to the fore." --W.
         Collins. "How many captains in the regiment had two
         thousand pounds to the fore?" --Thackeray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;
             "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the
             instruments" [syn: fore, forward] [ant: abaft,
             aft, astern]
      adj 1: situated at or toward the bow of a vessel [ant: aft(a)]
      n 1: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of
           the boat toward the finish line" [syn: bow, fore,
           prow, stem]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "fore":
     ahead, ancient, ante, antecedent, anterior, anteriority,
     anticipatory, beforehand, bold front, brave face, brave front,
     chief, ci-devant, display, earlier, early, elder, erstwhile,
     facade, face, facet, facia, first, forefront, foregoing,
     foreground, forehand, foreland, foremost, forepart, forequarter,
     foreside, foreword, former, forward, front, front elevation,
     front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal,
     frontier, frontispiece, head, heading, headmost, immemorial,
     in advance, lap, late, leading, obverse, old, olden, older, once,
     onetime, past, preceding, precurrent, preexistent, preface, prefix,
     prehistoric, previous, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, prior,
     priority, proscenium, quondam, recent, senior, sometime, then,
     window dressing

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