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Webster 1913 Edition


Forehand

Fore′handˊ

,
Noun.
1.
All that part of a horse which is before the rider.
Johnson.
2.
The chief or most important part.
Shak.
3.
Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
And, but for ceremony, such a wretch . . .
Had the
forehand
and vantage of a king.
Shakespeare

Fore′handˊ

,
Adj.
Done beforehand; anticipative.
And so extenuate the
forehand
sin.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Forehand

FO'REHAND

, n.
1.
The part of a horse which is before the rider.
2.
The chief part.

FO'REHAND

,
Adj.
Done sooner than is regular.
And so extenuate the forehand sin.

Definition 2022


forehand

forehand

English

Noun

forehand (plural forehands)

  1. (racket sports) A stroke in which the palm of the hand faces the direction of the stroke.
  2. (disc sports) A throw similar to a sidearm throw in baseball, where the disc remains on the throwing-arm side of the body and is led by the middle finger.
  3. All of the part of a horse which is before the rider.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  4. The chief or most important part.
  5. Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
    • William Shakespeare
      And, but for ceremony, such a wretch [] / Had the forehand and vantage of a king.
  6. (surfing) The hand towards the front of the board.

Synonyms

  • (kind of throw in sports): flick

Antonyms

Translations

Adjective

forehand (not comparable)

  1. Beforehand; paid in advance.
    a forehand rent

Antonyms

Verb

forehand (third-person singular simple present forehands, present participle forehanding, simple past and past participle forehanded)

  1. To strike with a forehand stroke.