Definition of fore- in US English:

fore-

combining form

  • 1(added to verbs) in front.

    ‘foreshorten’
    1. 1.1 Beforehand; in advance.
      ‘forebode’
      ‘foreshadow’
  • 2(added to nouns) situated in front of.

    ‘forecourt’
    1. 2.1 The front part of.
      ‘forebrain’
    2. 2.2 Of or near the bow of a ship.
      ‘forecastle’
    3. 2.3 Preceding; going before.
      ‘forefather’

Origin

Old English (see fore).

Pronunciation

fore-

/fɔːr/