Definition of forepart in English:



  • The part situated at the front of something; the foremost part.

    ‘the forepart of the brain’
    • ‘Executed like the voluted palmettes and tabletop inlays with incised details but no surface modeling, it represents the forepart of two winged lions with bull's horns flanking a voluted palmette.’
    • ‘And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.’
    • ‘Most species have a mane on the neck and a lock of hair on the forepart of the head known as a forelock.’
    • ‘The underskirt has a matching tapestry forepart, with trimmed cotton velvet overskirt.’
    • ‘Next Grace donned a beautiful red kirtle made of silk, with a forepart that had a pattern of gold colored roses embroidered on it.’
    • ‘But much of the areas on which one would expect the horses' wings to appear - their shoulders and the foreparts of their torsos - is unfortunately lost and has been restored.’
    • ‘I have been in the habit of going there regularly since the forepart of January last until the first of March, going twice or three times a week.’
    • ‘In 1825, during the celebration of the inauguration of John Quincy Adams, it finally burst, but its forepart remains on display.’
    • ‘Here is the black and silver brocade set of sleeves and forepart that I originally designed for the dress.’
    • ‘The waistcoat comprised a pair of foreparts or fore-bodies, forming the part exposed to view; the back, and the lining.’
    • ‘A mane of hair was left on the foreparts while the back and hindquarters were shaven.’
    • ‘Both gold and silver coins were stamped with the same design - the confronting foreparts of a lion and bull.’
    • ‘An improved fastening means conjoining the heel and shank part to the forepart of the mid-sole is disclosed.’
    • ‘Those strikes involved violent contact of the foreparts of the bird with foliage.’
    • ‘Shoes made on combination lasts, where the heel fit is made narrower than the forepart to give superior fit.’
    • ‘In some cases horns form one part with the helmet, while in other cases it is relief figures of the foreparts of birds or quadrupeds.’
    • ‘The creature rapidly passed, leaving a regular wake, from the commencement of which, to the forepart, which was out of water, we judged its length to be about 80 feet; and this within rather than beyond the mark…’
    • ‘Judging by the ruins of the castle, the internal foreparts and the main walls were built of stones and covered with bricks.’
    • ‘Architectural ornament also has its place in the sculpture of the Mongol period, examples being the heads or foreparts of dragons, stretching forward like animals about to leap.’
    prow, front, stem, rostrum, ram, nose, head, bowsprit, cutwater
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