fore·​front | \ˈfȯr-ˌfrənt \

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

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Most prominent are the Scorched humans who have fallen prey to a mysterious disease that’s at the forefront of Fallout 76’s main storyline. Sarah Leboeuf, Ars Technica, "Two weeks in, Fallout 76 is a lonely, glitchy, flawed mess," 28 Nov. 2018 Mike Lempres: Lempres’s most recent title was chief policy officer, but his previous job as the head of the legal and risk offices put him at the forefront of Coinbase’s interactions with regulators who are still pretty confused by cryptocurrencies. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "How an $8 billion Silicon Valley startup has shared talent with one of its most prominent investors," 26 Nov. 2018 Their head coaches, 32-year-old wunderkind Sean McVay in Los Angeles and 60-year-old Andy Reid in Kansas City, are at the forefront of a revolution from inside the game that will shape what the NFL looks like for years to come. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Rams-Chiefs Was a Crystal Ball Into the NFL’s Future," 20 Nov. 2018 Amazon, unsurprisingly, has been at the forefront of many of minds in our universe since the HQ2 search was announced. Alex Baca, Vox, "I work in urban planning. Now Amazon’s coming to my city.," 20 Nov. 2018 Scientists like Leroy Hood, a biotech pioneer who was at the forefront of technologies behind the Human Genome Project and big data analytics, thinks this is at the leading edge of 21st-century medicine. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 This puts them at the forefront of any nightmare scenario that is erupting anywhere in the world. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The C-130J Super Hercules Is Ready for the Worst," 9 Oct. 2018 The move puts New York at the forefront of the battle between ride-shares and cabs, and further pushes efforts to create an alleged level playing field between the two driving groups. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "New York City Votes to Cap Number of Ubers, Lyfts," 8 Aug. 2018 That thought came to the forefront earlier this week when NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted that the league is ready to change the NBA's draft age limit back to 18. Roman Stubbs,, "At Nike Peach Jam, high school stars ready to see end of NBA's one-and-done era," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of forefront

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of forefront

: the most important part or position


fore·​front | \ˈfȯr-ˌfrənt \

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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