afore

afore (adv.) O.E. onforan "before, at the beginning of, in front of," from phrase on foran, from on (prep.) + foran (adv.) "in front," dative of FOR (Cf. for). In some cases probably it represents O.E. ætforan "at-fore." Once the literary equivalent of before, now it has mostly been replaced by that word except in nautical use and in combinations such as AFORESAID (Cf. aforesaid) and AFORETHOUGHT (Cf. aforethought).

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  • afore — afore; afore·men·tioned; afore·said; afore·hand; afore·thought; afore·time; …   English syllables

  • Afore — A*fore , adv. [OE. afore, aforn, AS. onforan or [ae]tforan; pref. a + fore.] 1. Before. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If he have never drunk wine afore. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) In the fore part of a vessel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Afore — A*fore , prep. 1. Before (in all its senses). [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Before; in front of; farther forward than; as, afore the windlass. [1913 Webster] {Afore the mast}, among the common sailors; a phrase used to distinguish the ship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AFORE — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Administradoras de Fondos para el Retiro Obtenido de AFORE …   Wikipedia Español

  • afore — [ə fôr′] adv., prep., conj. [ME afore, aforn < OE onforan, before: see A 1 & FORE] Now Dial. before …   English World dictionary

  • afore- — [ə fôr′] combining form before [aforementioned] * * * …   Universalium

  • afore — afore. (Acrón. de Administradora de Fondos para el Retiro). f. Méx. Banco que administra las cuentas individuales de ahorro para el retiro de los trabajadores …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • afore — (Acrón. de Administradora de Fondos para el Retiro). f. Méx. Banco que administra las cuentas individuales de ahorro para el retiro de los trabajadores …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • afore — ► PREPOSITION archaic or dialect ▪ before …   English terms dictionary

  • afore- — [ə fôr′] combining form before [aforementioned] …   English World dictionary

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