Definition of “foreword” - English Dictionary


“foreword” in English

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forewordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɔː.wɜːd/ us /ˈfɔːr.wɝːd/

Examples from literature

  • In a foreword to the readers of the New Dawn, however, a faintly ominous note was sounded. 
  • In all that has been written in this foreword the design has been merely to sketch, to outline some of the larger achievements of the United States Navy in this war. 
  • My main object in this foreword is to commend to the public who take an interest in this grave problem a discussion of it, which is alike timely and thorough and reverent. 
  • Why might I not put a head and tail to this—a foreword and a few words in conclusion—and make it meet the purpose and serve the occasion? 

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

“foreword” in American English

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forewordnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɔr·wərd, ˈfoʊr-/

writing an introduction to a book, sometimes by someone who is not the person who wrote the book

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