What does foreman mean?

Definitions for foremanˈfɔr mən, ˈfoʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word foreman.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foreman

    fōr′man, n. the first or chief man, one appointed to preside over, or act as spokesman for, others: an overseer:—pl. Fore′men.

Anagrams for foreman »

  1. foramen

  2. name for


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foreman in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foreman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ruth Gichana:

    My foreman comes and tells me like, ‘Ruth you can’t go back, it shows that you are pregnant,’.

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