1. 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. "The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is directed by the fore purpose of the state." (Southey)

2. <ecology> Fore bay, a reservoir or canal between a mill race and a water wheel; the discharging end of a pond or mill race.

3. <veterinary> Fore girth, a girth for the fore part (of a horse, etc); a martingale.

4. Fore leg, one of the front legs of a quadruped, or multiped, or of a chair.

(06 Mar 1998)

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