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adjective fore·most \ˈfȯr-ˌmōst\

Definition of foremost

  1. 1 :  first in a series or progression Safety is their foremost concern.

  2. 2 :  of first rank or position :  preeminent He is the foremost authority on the American Civil War period.

Examples of foremost in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of foremost

Middle English formest, from Old English, superlative of forma first; akin to Old High German fruma advantage, Old English fore fore


First Known Use: before 12th century


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foremost

adverb fore·most

Definition of foremost

  1. 1 :  in the first place

  2. 2 :  most importantly first and foremost

Origin and Etymology of foremost

see 1foremost


First Known Use: before 12th century



FOREMOST Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective fore·most \ˈfȯr-ˌmōst\

Definition of foremost for English Language Learners

  • : most important


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foremost

adverb fore·most

Definition of foremost for English Language Learners

  • : in the first or most important position

  • : at the most basic or important level


FOREMOST Defined for Kids

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adjective fore·most \ˈfȯr-ˌmōst\

Definition of foremost for Students

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


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adverb fore·most

Definition of foremost for Students

  1. :  in the first place The park puts safety foremost.



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