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 Vocabulary. - -
Fore wind, a favorable wind. [Obs.]
Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.Sandys.
Fore world, the antediluvian world. [R.] Southey.
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.
(Fore), n. The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
(Fore), prep. Before; sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before. [Obs.]
(Fore`ad*mon"ish) v. t. To admonish beforehand, or before the act or event. Bp. Hall.
(Fore`ad*vise") v. t. To advise or counsel before the time of action, or before the event.
(Fore`al*lege") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forealleged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forealleging ] To allege
or cite before. Fotherby.
(Fore`ap*point") v. t. To set, order, or appoint, beforehand. Sherwood.
(Fore`ap*point"ment) n. Previous appointment; preordinantion. Sherwood.
(Fore*arm") v. t. To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need. South.
(Fore"arm`) n. (Anat.) That part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium.
(Fore"beam`) n. The breast beam of a loom.
(Fore*bear") n. An ancestor. See Forbear.
(Fore*bode") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foreboded; p. pr. & vb. n. Foreboding.] [AS. forebodian;
fore + bodian to announce. See Bode v. t.]
1. To foretell.
2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is
about to happen; to augur despondingly.
His heart forebodes a mystery.Tennyson.
Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars and desolation, as the certain consequence of
I have a sort of foreboding about him.H. James.
Syn. To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage; portend; betoken.
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