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foremost

adjective fore·most \ ˈfȯr-ˌmōst \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of foremost

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

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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


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foremost

adverb

Definition of foremost

1 : in the first place
2 : most importantly
  • first and foremost

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Origin and Etymology of foremost



FOREMOST Defined for English Language Learners

foremost

adjective

Definition of foremost for English Language Learners

  • : most important


foremost

adverb

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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foremost

adjective fore·most \ ˈfȯr-ˌmōst \

Definition of foremost for Students

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

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foremost

adverb

Definition of foremost for Students

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


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