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

Definition of forefront

: the foremost part or place

Examples of forefront in a Sentence

a politician who was in the forefront of women's rights
Recent Examples on the Web More importantly, Larry Johnson may be ready to push them to the forefront to do so. Stephen Means, cleveland, 5 Aug. 2022 Friedman says her favorite part of the Festival of Friendship is the love from comedians and fans who want to keep remembering Stevens and, in doing so, bring the issue of suicide to the forefront. Julie Seabaugh, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 The frequency of wildfires, flooding and hurricanes have brought these issues to the forefront, says Miho Mazereeuw, a professor of architecture and urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lindsay Ellis, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 Use the power of video and bring your team to the forefront, showing the human faces and voices behind the brand. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Character experiences at children's venues and theme parks have come to the forefront in recent weeks since a woman accused mascots at Sesame Place Philadelphia of intentionally ignoring her Black daughters last month. Rania Soetirto, NBC News, 3 Aug. 2022 In 1989, the Tiananmen Square massacre brought the issue to the forefront again. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 28 July 2022 In recent years, podcasts have emerged to the forefront, overtaking the once-popular medium of radio. Okla Jones, Essence, 26 July 2022 The shooting sent the debate over squeegee work into a fever pitch, bringing the racial undertones of the matter to the forefront. Baltimore Sun, 26 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of forefront

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Forefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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