258 Words That Start With FOR

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Word Definitions Synonyms
forage (noun) bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle Synonyms: pasture, grass, pasturage, eatage
(noun) the act of searching for food and provisions Synonyms: foraging
(verb) collect or look around for (food) Synonyms: scrounge
(verb) wander and feed
forager (noun) someone who hunts for food and provisions
foraging (noun) the act of searching for food and provisions Synonyms: forage
foram (noun) marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude Synonyms: foraminifer
foramen (noun) a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure Synonyms: hiatus
foraminifer (noun) marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude Synonyms: foram
foray (noun) a sudden short attack Synonyms: raid, maraud
(noun) an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
(verb) steal goods; take as spoils Synonyms: ransack, reave, rifle, despoil, pillage, plunder, strip, loot
(verb) briefly enter enemy territory
forbear (verb) refrain from doing Synonyms: hold back
(verb) resist doing something Synonyms: refrain
(noun) a person from whom you are descended Synonyms: forebear
forbearance (noun) good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence Synonyms: patience, longanimity
(noun) a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting
forbearing (adjective) showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment Synonyms: longanimous
forbid (verb) command against Synonyms: veto, nix, interdict, disallow, prohibit, proscribe
(verb) keep from happening or arising; make impossible Synonyms: foreclose, preclude, prevent, forestall
forbiddance (noun) an official prohibition or edict against something Synonyms: ban, banning, forbidding
(noun) the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof) Synonyms: inhibition, prohibition
forbidden (adjective) excluded from use or mention Synonyms: prohibited, proscribed, out, verboten, taboo, tabu
forbidding (adjective) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance Synonyms: dour, grim
(adjective) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments Synonyms: menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, baleful, threatening
(noun) an official prohibition or edict against something Synonyms: forbiddance, ban, banning
forbiddingly (adverb) in an unpleasant or menacing manner
force (noun) a powerful effect or influence
(noun) (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
(noun) physical energy or intensity Synonyms: strength, forcefulness
(noun) group of people willing to obey orders Synonyms: personnel
(noun) a unit that is part of some military service Synonyms: military force, military group, military unit
(noun) an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists) Synonyms: violence
(noun) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority Synonyms: power
(noun) a group of people having the power of effective action
(noun) (of a law) having legal validity Synonyms: effect
(noun) a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base Synonyms: force out, force play, force-out
(verb) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means Synonyms: squeeze, hale, pressure, coerce
(verb) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate Synonyms: impel
(verb) move with force Synonyms: push
(verb) impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably Synonyms: thrust
(verb) squeeze like a wedge into a tight space Synonyms: squeeze, wedge
(verb) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically Synonyms: drive, ram
(verb) do forcibly; exert force
(verb) take by force Synonyms: storm
forced (adjective) forced or compelled
(adjective) made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency
(adjective) lacking spontaneity; not natural Synonyms: strained, constrained
(adjective) produced by or subjected to forcing
forceful (adjective) characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
(adjective) forceful and definite in expression or action Synonyms: emphatic
forcefully (adverb) with full force
forcefulness (noun) physical energy or intensity Synonyms: force, strength
forceless (adjective) lacking force; feeble Synonyms: unforceful
forcemeat (noun) mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs Synonyms: farce
forceps (noun) an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)
forcible (adjective) impelled by physical force especially against resistance Synonyms: physical, strong-arm
forcibly (adverb) in a forcible manner
forcipate (adjective) shaped like a forceps; deeply forked
ford (verb) cross a river where it's shallow
(noun) a shallow area in a stream that can be forded Synonyms: crossing
(noun) the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse Synonyms: fording
fordable (adjective) shallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle
fording (noun) the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse Synonyms: ford
fore (adverb) near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane Synonyms: forward
(noun) front part of a vessel or aircraft Synonyms: stem, prow, bow
(adjective) situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
forearm (verb) arm in advance of a confrontation
(noun) the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
forebear (noun) a person from whom you are descended Synonyms: forbear
forebode (verb) make a prediction about; tell in advance Synonyms: call, anticipate, promise, predict, prognosticate, foretell
foreboding (adjective) ominously prophetic Synonyms: portentous, fateful
(noun) a feeling of evil to come Synonyms: premonition, presentiment, boding
(noun) an unfavorable omen
forebrain (noun) the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube Synonyms: prosencephalon
forecarriage (noun) a small wheeled carriage attached under the front end of a plow beam. Synonyms: wheeled forecarriage, fore carriage
forecast (verb) predict in advance Synonyms: calculate
(verb) judge to be probable Synonyms: reckon, estimate, calculate, count on, figure
(verb) indicate, as with a sign or an omen Synonyms: auspicate, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate, omen, augur, betoken, bode, foreshadow, foretell
(noun) a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop Synonyms: prognosis
forecaster (noun) someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge) Synonyms: predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer
forecasting (noun) a statement made about the future Synonyms: prediction, prognostication, foretelling
forecastle (noun) living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed Synonyms: fo'c'sle
foreclose (verb) keep from happening or arising; make impossible Synonyms: preclude, prevent, forbid, forestall
(verb) subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage
foreclosure (noun) the legal proceedings initiated by a creditor to repossess the collateral for loan that is in default
forecourt (noun) the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings
foredate (verb) establish something as being earlier relative to something else Synonyms: predate, antedate
foredeck (noun) the deck between the bridge and the forecastle
foredge (noun) the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine Synonyms: fore edge
foredoom (verb) doom beforehand
forefather (noun) the founder of a family Synonyms: sire, father
(noun) person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
forefend (verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; to protect from or to keep away anything undesirable; to ward off Synonyms: deflect, avert, ward off, head off, debar, obviate, stave off, avoid, fend off, forfend
forefinger (noun) the finger next to the thumb Synonyms: index, index finger
forefoot (noun) a front foot of a quadruped
forefront (noun) the part in the front or nearest the viewer Synonyms: head
(noun) the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field Synonyms: vanguard, cutting edge
foregather (verb) collect in one place Synonyms: meet, gather, assemble, forgather
forego (verb) be earlier in time; go back further Synonyms: precede, forgo, predate, antedate, antecede
(verb) do without or cease to hold or adhere to Synonyms: relinquish, dispense with, waive, foreswear, forgo
(verb) lose (something) or lose the right to (something) by some error, offense, or crime Synonyms: give up, waive, forfeit, forgo, throw overboard
foregoing (adjective) especially of writing or speech; going before
foregone (adjective) well in the past; former Synonyms: departed, gone, bygone, bypast
foreground (noun) the part of a scene that is near the viewer
(noun) (computer science) a window for an active application
(verb) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent Synonyms: highlight, play up, spotlight
foregrounding (noun) the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system Synonyms: foreground processing
forehand (noun) (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash) Synonyms: forehand shot, forehand stroke
(adjective) (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke Synonyms: forehanded
forehanded (adjective) (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke Synonyms: forehand
(adjective) having provided for the future
forehead (noun) the part of the face above the eyes Synonyms: brow
(noun) the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits Synonyms: os frontale, frontal bone
foreign (adjective) of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
(adjective) relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world Synonyms: strange
(adjective) not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something Synonyms: alien
(adjective) not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source Synonyms: extraneous
foreigner (noun) a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country Synonyms: noncitizen, outlander, alien
(noun) someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group Synonyms: outsider
foreignness (noun) the quality of being alien or not native Synonyms: strangeness, curiousness
foreknow (verb) realize beforehand Synonyms: previse, anticipate, foresee
foreknowledge (noun) knowledge of an event before it occurs Synonyms: precognition
forelady (noun) a woman who is foreperson of a jury Synonyms: forewoman
foreland (noun) a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) Synonyms: head, headland, promontory
(noun) land forming the forward margin of something
foreleg (noun) the forelimb of a quadruped
forelimb (noun) the front limb (or the homologous structure in other animals, such as a flipper or wing)
forelock (noun) a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
(noun) a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears Synonyms: foretop
foreman (noun) a person who exercises control over workers Synonyms: boss, honcho, gaffer, chief
(noun) a man who is foreperson of a jury
foremanship (noun) the position of foreman
foremast (noun) the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts
foremilk (noun) milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition Synonyms: colostrum
foremost (adverb) prominently forward Synonyms: first
(adverb) before anything else Synonyms: first, first of all, first off, firstly
(adjective) ranking above all others Synonyms: world-class, first
(adjective) preceding all others in spatial position Synonyms: frontmost
(adjective) situated closest to the bow
foremother (noun) a female ancestor
forename (noun) the name that precedes the surname Synonyms: given name, first name
forenoon (noun) the time period between dawn and noon Synonyms: morn, morning, morning time
forensic (adjective) of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument
(adjective) used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law
forensics (noun) scientific tests or techniques used in the investigation of crimes
foreordain (verb) foreordain by divine will or decree Synonyms: predestinate, predestine
(verb) foreordain or determine beforehand Synonyms: predestine, preordain
foreordained (adjective) established or prearranged unalterably Synonyms: predestinate, predestined
foreordination (noun) (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind) Synonyms: predetermination, predestination, preordination
forepart (noun) the side that is forward or prominent Synonyms: front, front end
forepaw (noun) front paw; analogous to the human hand
foreperson (noun) the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf
foreplay (noun) mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse Synonyms: stimulation, arousal
forequarter (noun) the front half of a side of meat
forerunner (noun) a person who goes before or announces the coming of another Synonyms: precursor
(noun) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone Synonyms: precursor, herald, predecessor, harbinger
(noun) anything that precedes something similar in time Synonyms: antecedent
foresail (noun) the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel
foresee (verb) realize beforehand Synonyms: previse, anticipate, foreknow
(verb) picture to oneself; imagine possible Synonyms: envision
(verb) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time Synonyms: anticipate, counter, forestall
foreseeable (adjective) capable of being anticipated
foreshadow (verb) indicate, as with a sign or an omen Synonyms: forecast, auspicate, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate, omen, augur, betoken, bode, foretell
foreshadowing (noun) the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand Synonyms: prefiguration, adumbration
(adjective) indistinctly prophetic Synonyms: prefigurative, adumbrative
foreshank (noun) a cut of meat from the upper part of a front leg
foreshock (noun) a tremor preceding an earthquake
foreshore (noun) the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark
foreshorten (verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Synonyms: cut, reduce, contract, shorten, abbreviate, abridge
(verb) shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
foreshow (verb) foretell by divine inspiration

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