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.

Anagrams of foreman

  1. foramen

  2. name for

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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