Definition of Forefend

1. Verb. Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening. "Avert a strike"




Definition of Forefend

1. v. t. To hinder; to fend off; to avert; to prevent the approach of; to forbid or prohibit. See Forfend.

Definition of Forefend

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of forfend) ¹

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Definition of Forefend

1. to forfend [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: forfend

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forefend

foredoomed
foredooming
foredooms
foredraft
foreface
forefaces
forefather
forefathers
forefeel
forefeeling
forefeels
forefeet
forefelt
forefence
forefences
forefend (current term)
forefended
forefending
forefends
forefinger
forefingers
forefixed
foreflow
forefoot
forefooted
forefooting
forefront
forefronts
foregain
foregainst

Literary usage of Forefend

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1. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"There's no disjunction to be made, but by (As heav'ns forefend) your ruin. ... It is most commonly used in such phrases as "Heaven forefend," "God, ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"It is most commonly used in such phrases as "Heaven foret'end," "God, or some deity, forefend ;" but in Lear, v, 1, ..."

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