Afore vs Abore - What's the difference?

afore | abore |

As verbs the difference between afore and abore

is that afore is while abore is (abear) (carry, bear; develop; put up with, thole, tolerate, abide).



Alternative forms

* affor


  • (dialect) Before.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If he have never drunk wine afore , it will go near to remove his fit.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well.}}
  • (nautical) In the fore part of a ship.
  • Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • before
  • * 1989: , Bell in the tree; The Glasgow story
  • "Oh aye!" his face lit up with a smile. "I mind that! Where was that?" "That was us when we all worked in the shop, afore the War." "Oh aye …?" he frowned. "Who …?" She took the photograph back from him and reached inside her apron pocket for her spectacles.


    (English Conjunctions)
  • in advance of the time when; before
  • * 1611 King James Bible (Authorised Version); Ezekiel 33:22
  • *:Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth ...
  • abore



  • (abear) (carry, bear; develop; put up with, thole, tolerate, abide)
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1872 , year_published=2009 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=James De Mille , title=The Cryptogram , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=Hunder-cook, indeed! which it's what I never abore yet, and never will abear. }}