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adjective fore·most \-ˌmōst\

Definition of foremost

  1. 1 :  first in a series or progression

  2. 2 :  of first rank or position :  preeminent

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, superl. 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>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of foremost

before 12th century



FOREMOST Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective fore·most \-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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