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Definition of "forehanded" [fore•hand•ed]

  • Forehand, as in tennis. (adjective)
  • Looking or planning ahead; circumspect. (adjective)
  • Having ample financial resources; well-off. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forehanded" in a sentence
  • "But to tell the truth, I never was a very forward old fellow, nor what my farming neighbors call a forehanded one."
  • "The summer waned; the cows were turned into the shack, and the most "forehanded" among us began to cut boughs for banking up the house, and set afoot other preparations for winter's cold."
  • ""'T won't burn up any faster for being chopped," Friend Barton said; and then his wife Rachel knew that if he had a reason for being "forehanded" with the wood, he was not ready to give it."