Meaning of “forebear” in the English Dictionary

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"forebear" in British English

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forebearnoun [ C usually plural ]

also forbear uk /ˈfɔː.beər/ us /ˈfɔːr.ber/ formal

a relative who lived in the past

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(Definition of “forebear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forebear" in American English

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forebearnoun [ C usually pl ]

also forbear us /ˈfɔr·beər, ˈfoʊr-/

an ancestor

(Definition of “forebear” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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