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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

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.]

Freebase

  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. Eric Predoehl:

    First and foremost, it's a real easy song to play. Second, it's got a great beat. Third, it's got a lot of notoriety, meaning it must be naughty, so it must be fun.

  2. Kevin Tsuis:

    We take care of the patients, which is our first and foremost goal, and take care of each other, thats the biggest thing. ... Help each other out, you know ? Never above somebody, never below somebody. Just right beside them every single step.

  3. Condoleezza Rice:

    We have to start listening to each other, first and foremost.

  4. Sri Srinivasan:

    That doesn't emerge from the language of Mazars, it seems like the burdens that were foremost on the [ Supreme Court's ] mind, at least, were not the ones you're referring to now.

  5. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    Our Western colleagues, some European countries but Americans first and foremost ... if they want to try to present us as the main culprits, which is what they are constantly doing ... this is not right, this won't work.

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