Definition of forebear in English:

forebear

Syllabification: fore·bear
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌber
 
/
(also forbear)

noun

(usually one's forebears)

Origin

late 15th century: from fore + bear, variant of obsolete beer 'someone who exists' (from be + -er1).

More definitions of forebear

Definition of forebear in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
noun
a magician or learned person