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"fore" in British English

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forenoun

uk   /fɔːr/  us   /fɔːr/

foreadverb [before noun], adjective

uk   /fɔːr/  us   /fɔːr/

fore-prefix

uk   /fɔːr-/  us   /fɔːr-/
at or towards the ​front: the ​forelegs (= ​frontlegs) of a ​horse the ​foreground (= things that ​seemnearest to you) of a ​picture
(Definition of fore from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fore" in American English

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forenoun

 us   /fɔr, foʊr/
a ​noticeable or ​publicposition: The ​presidentialcampaign has ​brought the ​issue of ​bigpoliticalcontributions to the fore. The fore is also the ​front, or a ​position at the ​front.

foreadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /fɔr, foʊr/
in or toward the ​frontpart of something, esp. a ​boat
(Definition of fore from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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