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1foremost

adjective fore·most \-ˌmōst\

: most important

Full Definition of FOREMOST

1
:  first in a series or progression
2
:  of first rank or position :  preeminent
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Examples of FOREMOST

  1. <Albert Einstein is regarded by many as the foremost figure of the 20th century.>
  2. <wanted to speak to the foremost supervisor in our department>

Origin of FOREMOST

Middle English formest, from Old English, superl. of forma first; akin to Old High German fruma advantage, Old English fore fore
First Known Use: before 12th century

2foremost

adverb

: in the first or most important position

: at the most basic or important level

Full Definition of FOREMOST

1
:  in the first place
2
:  most importantly <first and foremost>

First Known Use of FOREMOST

before 12th century
FOREMOST Defined for Kids

1foremost

adjective fore·most \ˈfr-ˌmōst\

Definition of FOREMOST for Kids

:  first in time, place, or order :  most important <My foremost thought was to get safely to shore.>

2foremost

adverb

Definition of FOREMOST for Kids

:  in the first place <The park puts safety foremost.>

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