Definitions for foremanˈfɔr mən, ˈfoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fore•man*ˈfɔr mən, ˈfoʊr-(n.)(pl.)-men.

  1. a person in charge of a department or group of workers, as in a factory.

  2. the member of a jury who is selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors on the panel.

* Usage: See -man.

Origin of foreman:

1175–1225; ME forman chief servant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss(noun)

    a person who exercises control over workers

    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

  2. foreman(noun)

    a man who is foreperson of a jury


  1. foreman(Noun)

    The leader of a work crew.

  2. foreman(Noun)

    The member of a jury who presides over it and speaks on its behalf.

  3. foreman(Noun)

    During the era of slavery in the United States, a black (slave) assistant to the white overseer who managed field hands.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foreman(noun)

    the first or chief man

  2. Foreman(noun)

    the chief man of a jury, who acts as their speaker

  3. Foreman(noun)

    the chief of a set of hands employed in a shop, or on works of any kind, who superintends the rest; an overseer


  1. Foreman

    Foreman is a city in Little River County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2010 census.

Translations for foreman

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the supervisor or leader of a group, especially of workmen or a jury

The foreman here is in charge of twenty workmen.

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