Definition of Afore

1. adv. Before.



2. prep. Before (in all its senses).

Definition of Afore

1. Adverb. (dialect) Before. ¹

2. Adverb. (nautical) In the fore part of a ship. ¹

3. Preposition. before ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Afore

1. before [adv] - See also: before

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afore

afloat
afloat(p)
afloqualone
aflow
aflower
aflush
aflutter
afoam
afocal
afoord
afoorded
afoording
afoords
afoot
afoot(p)
afore (current term)
afore-
aforecited
aforegoing
aforehan'
aforehand
aforelisted
aforementioned
aforementioned(a)
aforenamed
aforeness
aforenoted
aforesaid
aforesaid(a)
aforesaide

Literary usage of Afore

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Collections by RI Historical Society (1908)
"Courts & shall act & do Every thing needfull in the Name of the sd proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants for the Recover- ing the afore sd money with as ..."

2. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1901)
"... by syr Thomas Malory knyght as afore is sayd/and by me ... by syr Thomas Malory, Knight, as afore is sayd, ..."

3. Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect by Hezekiah Niles (1822)
"And be it further enacted by the authority afore- ┬╗gainst all enemies whatsoever, who shall invade or attack the same, or endanger the safety thereof. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"... at the next general election occurring after the expiration of thirty days from the date of the first publication of the notice afore- mentioned.upon ..."

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