Definitions of Afore

  1. Before (in all its senses). Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Before; in front of; farther forward than; as, afore the windlass. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In the fore part of a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In front; before; in or towards the front part of a ship. Afore the mast is applied to a common sailor who does duty on the main deck, or has no special post on board the ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Prior or superior to; sooner. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Afore

  1. It'll be a long time, I reckon, afore ye get the chance to jump through the ice after Miss Goldthwaite or any other miss. – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  2. Not afore the gold's in the hold. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn