Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the foregoing”

See all translations

the foregoing

noun [S] uk   /ˈfɔː.ɡəʊ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈfɔːr.ɡoʊ.ɪŋ/ formal
what has just been mentioned or described: I can testify to the foregoing since I was actually present when it happened.
foregoing
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
The foregoing account was written 50 years after the incident.
Translations of “the foregoing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 前面所提到的事物, 以上所述…
in Chinese (Simplified) 前面所提到的事物, 以上所述…
(Definition of the foregoing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of the foregoing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

nation

a country, especially when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, traditions, etc.

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More