meaning of afore

afore meaning in General Dictionary

Before in most its senses

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  • Before
  • Before.
  • in fore-part of a vessel.
  • Before (in all its senses).
  • Before; before; further forward than; as, afore the windlass.

afore meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English onforan "before, at the start of, in front of," from phrase on foran, from on (prep.) + foran (adv.) "in front," dative of for. In many cases most likely it presents Old English


afore meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) Before.

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  • (adv.) Inside fore part of a vessel.
  • (prep.) Before (throughout its sensory faculties).
  • (prep.) Before; facing; farther ahead than; as, afore the windlass.

Sentence Examples with the word afore

Why, afore we give it up, Sal used to put our Sam and little Johnny in the foot of it.

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