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3 definitions found
 for forebear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forbear \For*bear"\ (f[o^]r*b[^a]r"), n. [See Fore, and Bear
     to produce.]
     An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural. [Scot.]
     [Also spelled forebear.] "Your forbears of old." --Sir W.
     Scott.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forebear \Fore*bear"\, n.
     An ancestor. See Forbear.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forebear
      n 1: a person from whom you are descended [syn: forebear,
           forbear]

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