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For vs. Fore

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Forconjunction

Because, as, since.

Forenoun

Journey; way; method of proceeding.

Forpreposition

Towards.

‘The astronauts headed for the moon.’;

Forenoun

The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.

Forpreposition

Directed at, intended to belong to.

‘I have something for you.’;

Foreadverb

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

Forpreposition

In honor of, or directed towards the celebration or event of.

‘We're having a birthday party for Janet.’; ‘The cake is for Tom and Helen's anniversary.’; ‘The mayor gave a speech for the charity gala.’;

Foreadverb

Formerly; previously; afore.

‘The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.’;

Forpreposition

Supporting.

‘All those for the motion raise your hands.’;

Foreadverb

In or towards the bows of a ship.

Forpreposition

Because of.

‘He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.’; ‘He looks better for having lost weight.’; ‘She was the worse for drink.’;

Foreadjective

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.’; ‘I have . . . paidMore pious debts to heaven, than in allThe fore end of my time.’; ‘Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.’;

Forpreposition

Over a period of time.

‘I've lived here for three years.’; ‘They fought for days over a silly pencil.’;

Forepreposition

Before; - sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.

Forpreposition

Throughout an extent of space.

Forenoun

front part of a vessel or aircraft;

‘he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line’;

Forpreposition

On behalf of.

‘I will stand in for him.’;

Foreadjective

situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

Forpreposition

Instead of, or in place of.

Foreadjective

located anteriorly

Forpreposition

In order to obtain or acquire.

‘I am aiming for completion by the end of business Thursday.’; ‘He's going for his doctorate.’; ‘Do you want to go for coffee?’; ‘People all over Greece looked to Delphi for answers.’; ‘Can you go to the store for some eggs?’; ‘I'm saving up for a car.’; ‘Don't wait for an answer.’; ‘What did he ask you for?’;

Foreadverb

near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;

‘the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments’;

Forpreposition

In the direction of: marks a point one is going toward.

‘Run for the hills!’; ‘He was headed for the door when he remembered.’;

Forpreposition

By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.

‘Fair for its day.’; ‘She's spry for an old lady.’;

Forpreposition

Despite, in spite of. See: for all

Forpreposition

Used to indicate the subject of a to-infinitive.

‘For that to happen now is incredibly unlikely. (=It is incredibly unlikely that that will happen now.)’; ‘All I want is for you to be happy. (=All I want is that you be happy.)’;

Forpreposition

Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio

‘In term of base hits, Jones was three for four on the day’;

Forpreposition

(cricket) Used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen.

‘At close of play, England were 305 for 3.’;

Forpreposition

To be, or as being.

Forpreposition

(obsolete) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.

Forpreposition

Used to construe various verbs (see the entries for individual phrasal verbs).

Forpreposition

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

Forpreposition

Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done.

‘With fiery eyes sparkling for very wrath.’; ‘How to choose dogs for scent or speed.’; ‘Now, for so many glorious actions done,For peace at home, and for the public wealth,I mean to crown a bowl for Cæsar's health.’; ‘That which we, for our unworthiness, are afraid to crave, our prayer is, that God, for the worthiness of his Son, would, notwithstanding, vouchsafe to grant.’;

Forpreposition

Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done.

‘The oak for nothing ill,The osier good for twigs, the poplar for the mill.’; ‘It was young counsel for the persons, and violent counsel for the matters.’; ‘Shall I think the worls was made for one,And men are born for kings, as beasts for men,Not for protection, but to be devoured?’; ‘For he writes not for money, nor for praise.’;

Forpreposition

Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side of; - opposed to against.

‘We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.’; ‘It is for the general good of human society, and consequently of particular persons, to be true and just; and it is for men's health to be temperate.’; ‘Aristotle is for poetical justice.’;

Forpreposition

Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; ntending to go to.

‘We sailed from Peru for China and Japan.’;

Forpreposition

Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of.

‘And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.’;

Forpreposition

Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.

‘We take a falling meteor for a star.’; ‘If a man can be fully assured of anything for a truth, without having examined, what is there that he may not embrace for tru ?’; ‘Most of our ingenious young men take up some cried-up English poet for their model.’; ‘But let her go for an ungrateful woman.’;

Forpreposition

Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; - generally followed by all, aught, anything, etc.

‘The writer will do what she please for all me.’; ‘God's desertion shall, for aught he knows, the next minute supervene.’; ‘For anything that legally appears to the contrary, it may be a contrivance to fright us.’;

Forpreposition

Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.

‘For many miles aboutThere 's scarce a bush.’; ‘Since, hired for life, thy servile muse sing.’; ‘To guide the sun's bright chariot for a day.’;

Forpreposition

Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.

‘We 'll have a bib, for spoiling of thy doublet.’; ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’; ‘For me, my stormy voyage at an end,I to the port of death securely tend.’;

Forconjunction

Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything.

‘And for of long that way had walkéd none,The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar.’; ‘And Heaven defend your good souls, that you thinkI will your serious and great business scant,For she with me.’;

Forconjunction

Since; because; introducing a reason of something before advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very general introduction to something suggested by what has gone before.

‘Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.’; ‘Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,Not light them for themselves; for if our virtuesDid not go forth of us, 't were all alikeAs if we had them not.’;

Fornoun

One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; - the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it.

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