Fore vs Forme - What's the difference?

fore | forme |


As nouns the difference between fore and forme

is that fore is the front; the forward part of something; the foreground while forme is an alternative spelling of lang=en.

As an adjective fore

is former; occurring earlier (in some order); previous.

As an interjection fore

is an exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.

As an adverb fore

is in the part that precedes or goes first; opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.

As a verb fore

is simple past of fare.

As a proper noun Fore

is a people of Papua New Guinea.

fore

English

Etymology 1

A development of the prefix .

Adjective

  • (obsolete) Former; occurring earlier (in some order); previous.
  • the fore part of the day
  • Forward; situated towards the front (of something).
  • the fore end of a wagon
  • * 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 23:
  • Crystal vases with crimson roses and golden-brown asters were set here and there in the fore part of the shop [...].
    Antonyms
    * (order) latter * (location) aft

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (golf) An exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • The front; the forward part of something; the foreground.
  • The fore was painted white.
  • * 2002 , Mark Bevir, The Logic of the History of Ideas :
  • People face a dilemma whenever they bring to the fore an understanding that appears inadequate in the light of the other beliefs they bring to bear on it.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • In the part that precedes or goes first; opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
  • (obsolete) Formerly; previously; afore.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.
  • (nautical) In or towards the bows of a ship.
  • Etymology 2

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    Verb

    (head)
  • (fare)
  • forme

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rare, or, archaic)
  • (historical, printing) One side of a sheet, comprising four quarto pages or two folio pages.
  • * 1978 , David A. Bloestein, Introduction'', , David A. Bloestein (editor), ''Parasitaster: Or, The Fawn , page 47,
  • Both these formes , with running titles intact, were retained to print sheet D of Q2.
  • * 1994 , Jay L. Halio, Introduction'', Jay L. Halio (editor), , ''The First Quarto of King Lear , page 21,
  • Q2 was printed in twenty-two formes .
  • * 2011 , Eugene Giddens, How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text , page 41,
  • In casting off, the printing house would judge the length of a manuscript to determine both how many sheets would be needed, and what the divisions were between one forme' and another. (A '''forme''' is one side of a sheet: four quarto pages or two folio pages.) Because '''formes''' do not have many consecutive pages, estimates would be further broken down by page. If a quarto ' forme includes a putative page one, for instance, that side of the sheet would also include pages four, five, and eight.
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