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Definitions for foremost
ˈfɔrˌmoʊst, -məst, ˈfoʊr-fore·most

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. first, foremost, world-classadjective

    ranking above all others

    "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"

  2. foremost, frontmostadjective

    preceding all others in spatial position

    "the foremost compartment of the ship"

  3. foremostadverb

    situated closest to the bow

    "the foremost compartment of the ship"

  4. foremost, firstadverb

    prominently forward

    "he put his best foot foremost"

  5. first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first offadverb

    before anything else

    "first we must consider the garter snake"

Wiktionary

  1. foremostadverb

    in front

  2. foremostadverb

    prominently forward

  3. foremostadjective

    first, either in time or in space

  4. foremostadjective

    of a higher rank or position; paramount

  5. foremostadjective

    closest to the bow

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Foremostadjective

    Etymology: from fore.

    Our women in the foremost ranks appear;
    March to the fight, and meet your mistress there. Dryden.

    I stand astonish’d! what, the bold Sempronius,
    That still broke foremost through the crowd of patriots,
    As with a hurricane of zeal transported,
    And virtuous ev’n to madness! Joseph Addison, Cato.

    All three were set among the foremost ranks of fame, for great minds to attempt, and great force to perform what they did attempt. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    These ride foremost in the field,
    As they the foremost rank of honour held. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. foremost

    Foremost refers to the most prominent, important, or influential in position, rank, or quality. It can also signify being at the front or beginning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foremostadjective

    first in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army

  2. Etymology: [OE. formest first, AS. formest, fyrmest, superl. of forma first, which is a superl. fr. fore fore; cf. Goth. frumist, fruma, first. See Fore, adv., and cf. First, Former, Frame, v. t., Prime, a.]

Wikidata

  1. Foremost

    Foremost is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located 106 km south-west of Medicine Hat, along the Red Coat Trail, in Forty Mile County. Foremost has a strong agriculture industry. Recreation facilities include an ice arena, swimming pool, curling rink, ice fishing, and ball diamonds. Every June the residents hold a parade, rodeo and tough truck competition. Hockey is a big sport in Foremost. The local team is called the Foremost Flyers. They have multiple provincial and regional titles. The school has a long history of winning sports teams. The Foremost Falcons and Forettes have won many provincial titles in basketball, volleyball, track and field and cross country running. The village also has a strong arts community presenting community theatre as well as a school dramatic department.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foremost

    fōr′mōst, adj. first in place: most advanced: first in rank or dignity. [A.S. forma, first, superl. of fore, and superl. suffix -st. It is therefore a double superl.; the old and correct form was formest, which was wrongly divided for-mest instead of form-est, and the final -mest was mistaken for -most.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. foremost

    Anything which is nearer to the head of a ship than another.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foremost in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foremost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of foremost in a Sentence

  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    What I know for sure is we can all come together to support a stronger, healthier, more abundant life -- focused on what makes us feel energized, connected and empowered, as I travel the country, my hope for this experience is to motivate others to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph -- beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. This is the year to move forward, let's make it happen in 2020 !

  2. Val Ackerman:

    To see them at 25 is first and foremost a feeling of great pride, to see how women’s sports have evolved, and with the 50th anniversary of Title IX that’s another cause for celebration. ... It has been really, really great to see.

  3. Peter Wijninga:

    To be able to employ The F-16 effectively, Ukraine would have to achieve some degree of air superiority, this means Ukraine would have to destroy Russian S-400 air defense systems first and foremost, and preferably S-300 too.

  4. Marco Ramadori:

    The class action law in Italy is a swindle and has nothing to do with the real class action (cases) that you see in the United States, which, first and foremost, inflict punitive damages that have a concrete dissuasive effect.

  5. Domingo Garcia:

    Make no mistake about it, LULAC is there, first and foremost to demand that federal workers be allowed to get back to their jobs, also, we are not changing our position which we have consistently conveyed from our members and millions more Latinos. Our children and loved ones are not bargaining chips to be bartered or exchanged when a threat is being made against them.

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