fore·​front | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfrənt How to pronounce forefront (audio) \

Definition of forefront

: the foremost part or place

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Examples of forefront in a Sentence

a politician who was in the forefront of women's rights
Recent Examples on the Web Diversity and inclusion issues will be at the forefront early in the new mayor’s tenure. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 6 June 2021 Startups haven’t escaped the impacts of the pandemic either, with closures, mandates and anxieties putting capital raising on the backburner and short-term survival at the forefront. Payson Johnston, Forbes, 1 June 2021 The experience is common, but rarely depicted on television in such detail — much less with a single lesbian at the forefront. Washington Post, 31 May 2021 As the industry grows to record levels, brewers across the country are making business decisions based on resource management; water is at the forefront. Star Tribune, 30 May 2021 Within Asia, China is at the forefront both of esports and 5G. Yang Jie, WSJ, 26 May 2021 The iPhone also tells users when an app access clipboard data and Android 12 devices will do the same thing, as long as the data has been copied from a different app or source than the app at the forefront. Chris Smith, BGR, 21 May 2021 Is that kind of what's always at the forefront for you guys? Derek Lawrence,, 21 May 2021 Watterson said in a previous interview with that the bar would follow any COVID-19 restrictions in place, keeping safety measures at the forefront. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 20 May 2021

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First Known Use of forefront

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2021

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“Forefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of forefront

: the most important part or position


fore·​front | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfrənt How to pronounce forefront (audio) \

Kids Definition of forefront

: the most important part or position The hospital is at the forefront of research in this area.


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