Definition of forepart in US English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both gold and silver coins were stamped with the same design - the confronting foreparts of a lion and bull.’
    • ‘A mane of hair was left on the foreparts while the back and hindquarters were shaven.’
    • ‘Most species have a mane on the neck and a lock of hair on the forepart of the head known as a forelock.’
    • ‘An improved fastening means conjoining the heel and shank part to the forepart of the mid-sole is disclosed.’
    • ‘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…’
    • ‘Those strikes involved violent contact of the foreparts of the bird with foliage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The waistcoat comprised a pair of foreparts or fore-bodies, forming the part exposed to view; the back, and the lining.’
    • ‘Judging by the ruins of the castle, the internal foreparts and the main walls were built of stones and covered with bricks.’
    • ‘Next Grace donned a beautiful red kirtle made of silk, with a forepart that had a pattern of gold colored roses embroidered on it.’
    • ‘Here is the black and silver brocade set of sleeves and forepart that I originally designed for the dress.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The underskirt has a matching tapestry forepart, with trimmed cotton velvet overskirt.’
    prow, front, stem, rostrum, ram, nose, head, bowsprit, cutwater
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