Definition of Forebear

1. Noun. A person from whom you are descended.

Exact synonyms: Forbear
Generic synonyms: Ancestor, Antecedent, Ascendant, Ascendent, Root
Specialized synonyms: Grandparent, Great Grandparent



Definition of Forebear

1. n. An ancestor. See Forbear.

Definition of Forebear

1. Noun. An ancestor. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete spelling of forbear) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forebear

1. an ancestor [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forebear

foreappoints
forearc
forearcs
forearm
forearm bone
forearm bones
forearm fractures
forearm injuries
forearmed
forearming
forearms
forebay
forebays
forebeam
forebeams
forebear (current term)
forebearance
forebearer
forebearers
forebears
forebeat
forebelief
forebemoaned
forebitt
forebitts
forebode
foreboded
forebodement
forebodements
foreboder

Literary usage of Forebear

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1. The Garter Mission to Japan (1906)
"This is a story of Yoshimitsu, a forebear of the Shogun of whom I have just been writing, who became a monk, but in spite of being ..."

2. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine by Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs (1909)
"... the two brothers either not marrying or having only female issue. The only immigrant that positively left male issue and became the forebear of the ..."

3. The Metaphysical Magazine by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1905)
"A good forebear has blessed us; a bad forebear has cursed us." "That sounds reasonable, in a way; yet as you put it, Solas, there is that about it which ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"It is merely the old S. word forebear* resolved, and used precisely in the ... V. forebear. BEAR-TREE, s. Perhaps, a spoke used for carrying the dead to the ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1919)
"... as they were frequently called by a nomenclature which did not distinguish between promises to pay money and promises to do or.forebear other things; ..."

6. The State Records of North Carolina by North Carolina, Walter Clark, William Laurence Saunders, Stephen Beauregard Weeks (1886)
"There are many other (we forebear saying falsities) absurdities and irregularities in these his proceedings which we could point out to your Grace but ..."

7. Report and Transactions (1897)
"Near to this place his mortal body lies In Hopes through Christ in glory to arise Dear Friends forebear for to Lament I was not given but only lent A man, ..."

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