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Definitions of Afore

  1. Before. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. In the fore part of a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Before (in all its senses). Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Before; in front of; farther forward than; as, afore the windlass. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. Prior or superior to; sooner. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. a-f[=o]r', prep. (B. and Shak.) beforehand, previously. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  8. (Naut.) in front, in front of, as a. the mast; (archaic) previously. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  9. (Naut.) Contrary of Abaft (q.v). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  10. Before, nearer in place to any thing; sooner in time. Complete Dictionary
  11. In time foregone or past; first in the way; in front, in the fore-part. Complete Dictionary
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