For vs. Fore
For and Fore Definitions
Used to indicate the object, aim, or purpose of an action or activity
Trained for the ministry.
Put the house up for sale.
Plans to run for senator.
Located at or toward the front; forward.
Used to indicate a destination
Headed off for town.
Earlier in order of occurrence; former.
Used to indicate the object of a desire, intention, or perception
Had a nose for news.
Eager for success.
Something that is located at or toward the front.
Used to indicate the recipient or beneficiary of an action
Prepared lunch for us.
The front part.
On behalf of
Spoke for all the members.
At, toward, or near the front; forward.
In favor of
Were they for or against the proposal?.
At an earlier time.
In place of
A substitute for eggs.
Used to indicate equivalence or equality
Paid ten dollars for a ticket.
Repeated the conversation word for word.
Used by a golfer to warn those ahead that a ball is headed in their direction.
Used to indicate correlation or correspondence
Took two steps back for every step forward.
(obsolete) Former; occurring earlier (in some order); previous.
The fore part of the day
Used to indicate amount, extent, or duration
A bill for five dollars.
Walked for miles.
Stood in line for an hour.
Forward; situated towards the front (of something).
Used to indicate a specific time
Had an appointment for two o'clock.
(golf) An exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.
Used to indicate a number of attempts
Shot three for four from the foul line.
The front; the forward part of something; the foreground.
Take for granted.
Mistook me for the librarian.
In the part that precedes or goes first; opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
Used to indicate an actual or implied listing or choosing
For one thing, we can't afford it.
(obsolete) Formerly; previously; afore.
As a result of; because of
Jumped for joy.
(nautical) In or towards the bows of a ship.
Used to indicate appropriateness or suitability
It will be for the judge to decide.
Journey; way; method of proceeding.
For all the problems, it was a valuable experience.
The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
As regards; concerning
A stickler for neatness.
In the part that precedes or goes first; - opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
Considering the nature or usual character of
Was spry for his advanced age.
Formerly; previously; afore.
The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are.
In honor of
Named for her grandmother.
In or towards the bows of a ship.
Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; - opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon.
The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is directed by the fore purpose of the state.
I have . . . paidMore pious debts to heaven, than in allThe fore end of my time.
Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.
Because of this; for this reason.
Before; - sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.
Because, as, since.
I had to stay with my wicked stepmother, for I had nowhere else to go.
Front part of a vessel or aircraft;
He pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
Towards; in the direction of.
The astronauts headed for the moon.
Run for the hills!
He was headed for the door when he remembered.
Situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
Directed at; intended to belong to.
I have something for you.
In order to help, benefit, gratify, honor etc. (someone or something).
Everything I do, I do for you.
We're having a birthday party for Janet.
The mayor gave a speech for the charity gala.
Near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;
The captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments
To be used or treated in a stated way, or with a stated purpose.
This is a new bell for my bicycle.
The cake is for Tom and Helen's anniversary.
These apples here are for eating. The rest are for throwing away.
Supporting, in favour of.
All those for the motion, raise your hands.
Who's for ice-cream?
I'm for going by train
He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.
She was the worse for drink.
I like her for lots of reasons.
Intended to cure, remove or counteract; in order to cure, remove or counteract.
This medicine is for your cough.
I need to spray my house for termites.
Over (a period of time).
I've lived here for three years.
They fought for days over a silly pencil.
Throughout or across (a distance in space).
I can see for miles.
Used to introduce a subject within a to-infinitive clause.
It is unreasonable for our boss to withhold our wages.
All I want is for you to be happy.
On behalf of.
I will stand in for him.
I speak for the Prime Minister.
In the role or capacity of; instead of; in place of.
I used a hay bale for a bed.
He's got a turnip for a brain.
In exchange for; in correspondence or equivalence with.
I got five hundred pounds for that old car!
He matched me blow for blow.
In order to obtain or acquire.
I am aiming for completion by the end of business Thursday.
He's going for his doctorate.
Do you want to go for coffee?
People all over Greece looked to Delphi for answers.
Can you go to the store for some eggs?
I'm saving up for a car.
Don't wait for an answer.
What did he ask you for?
By the standards of, usually with the implication that those standards are lower than one might otherwise expect; considering.
Fair for its day.
She's spry for an old lady.
He's very mature, for a two-year old.
To be, or as being.
Don't take me for a fool.
(usually in the phrase 'for all') Despite, in spite of.
For all his expensive education, he didn't seem very bright.
Indicating something desired or anticipated.
O for the wings of a dove.
Ah! for wings to soar
And now for a slap-up meal!
(in expressions such as 'for a start') Introducing the first item(s) in a potential sequence.
Go scuba diving? For one thing, I can't even swim.
In honor of; after.
He is named for his grandfather.
Due or facing (a certain outcome or fate).
He totally screwed up that project. Now he's surely for the sack.
Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio
In term of base hits, Jones was three for four on the day
(cricket) Used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen.
At close of play, England were 305 for 3.
(obsolete) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.
Used in various more-or-less idiomatic ways to construe individual verbs, indicating various semantic relationships such as target, purpose, result, etc.; see also the entries for individual phrasal verbs, e.g. ask for, look for, stand for, etc.
To account for one's whereabouts
To care for a relative
To settle for second best
To allow for mistakes
(nonstandard) So (that), in order to
He took the swing shift for he could get more overtime.
In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.
Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done.
With fiery eyes sparkling for very wrath.
How to choose dogs for scent or speed.
Now, for so many glorious actions done,For peace at home, and for the public wealth,I mean to crown a bowl for Cæsar's health.
That which we, for our unworthiness, are afraid to crave, our prayer is, that God, for the worthiness of his Son, would, notwithstanding, vouchsafe to grant.
Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done.
The oak for nothing ill,The osier good for twigs, the poplar for the mill.
It was young counsel for the persons, and violent counsel for the matters.
Shall I think the worls was made for one,And men are born for kings, as beasts for men,Not for protection, but to be devoured?
For he writes not for money, nor for praise.
Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side of; - opposed to against.
We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
It is for the general good of human society, and consequently of particular persons, to be true and just; and it is for men's health to be temperate.
Aristotle is for poetical justice.
Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; ntending to go to.
We sailed from Peru for China and Japan.
Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of.
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
We take a falling meteor for a star.
If a man can be fully assured of anything for a truth, without having examined, what is there that he may not embrace for tru ?
Most of our ingenious young men take up some cried-up English poet for their model.
But let her go for an ungrateful woman.
Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; - generally followed by all, aught, anything, etc.
The writer will do what she please for all me.
God's desertion shall, for aught he knows, the next minute supervene.
For anything that legally appears to the contrary, it may be a contrivance to fright us.
Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.
For many miles aboutThere 's scarce a bush.
Since, hired for life, thy servile muse sing.
To guide the sun's bright chariot for a day.
Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.
We 'll have a bib, for spoiling of thy doublet.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
For me, my stormy voyage at an end,I to the port of death securely tend.
Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything.
And for of long that way had walkéd none,The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar.
And Heaven defend your good souls, that you thinkI will your serious and great business scant,For she with me.
Since; because; introducing a reason of something before advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very general introduction to something suggested by what has gone before.
Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.
Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,Not light them for themselves; for if our virtuesDid not go forth of us, 't were all alikeAs if we had them not.
One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; - the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it.