Definition of Forename

1. Noun. The name that precedes the surname.

Exact synonyms: First Name, Given Name
Generic synonyms: Name
Specialized synonyms: Baptismal Name, Christian Name, Praenomen



Definition of Forename

1. n. A name that precedes the family name or surname; a first name.

2. v. t. To name or mention before.

Definition of Forename

1. Noun. A name that precedes the surname. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forename

1. a first name [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forename

foremean
foremeans
foremeant
foremen
forementioned
foremilk
foremilks
foremind
foreminded
foreminding
foreminds
foremost
foremostly
foremother
foremothers
forename (current term)
forenamed
forenames
forenenst
forenight
forenights
forenoon
forenoons
forenotice
forenotices
forensal
forensic
forensic anthropology
forensic biology
forensic dentistry

Literary usage of Forename

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

1. Catalog Rules: Author and Title Entries by James Christian Meinich Hanson, American Library Association, Library Association (1908)
"ENTRY UNDER forename, TITLE, ETC. 31 Popes, sovereigns, etc. Enter under forenames sovereigns, ruling princes, popes, saints, and other persons* known by ..."

2. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of by Ezra Scollay Stearns, William Frederick Whitcher, Edward Everett Parker, Lewis Publishing Company, Lewis publishing company, Chicago (1908)
"... all by the first wife. were: James, Zachariah, Noah, Daniel, Job, Elizabeth, and Sarah. forename was Frances. His children were: James, a son unknown, ..."

3. Cataloging for Small Libraries by Theresa Hitchler (1915)
"I should not advise the use of full names in small libraries for authors with more than one forename, except in the case of pseudonyms, which should always ..."

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