Journey; way; method of proceeding.
(not comparable) Prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.
‘He is no better than the previous Prime Minister.’;
The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
(informal) Premature; acting or occurring too soon.
In the part that precedes or goes first; - opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
An existing criminal record (short for "previous convictions")
‘It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.’;
Formerly; previously; afore.
‘The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.’;
a track record of similar behaviour.
In or towards the bows of a ship.
Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.
‘The dull sound . . . previous to the storm,Rolls o'er the muttering earth.’;
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.’;
(used especially of persons) of the immediate past;
‘the former president’; ‘our late President is still very active’; ‘the previous occupant of the White House’;
Before; - sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.
too soon or too hasty;
‘our condemnation of him was a bit previous’; ‘a premature judgment’;
front part of a vessel or aircraft;
‘he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line’;
just preceding something else in time or order;
‘the previous owner’; ‘my old house was larger’;
situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;
‘the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments’;