Middle English Dictionary Entry

afōre adv.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. aforn.
(a) Forward in space, in front, ahead, in advance; (b) earlier, previously, formerly, before; beforehand; taken ~, anticipate (sth.); faders afore, forefathers; (c) in an earlier part of a book, above.

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  • (a1398) *Trev.Barth.(Add 27944)21a/a : In a quadrangle, is [read: if] a lyne is I-drawe from o corner to anoþir corner a foure, it makeþ tweye triangles.
  • Note: New sense: 'opposite'