Definition of for- in English:

for-

Syllabification: for-

prefix

  • 1Denoting prohibition: forbid
  • 2Denoting abstention, neglect, or renunciation: forgive forget forgo
  • 3Denoting extremity of negative state expressed: forlorn forsake

Origin

Old English.

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody