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fore·man

 (fôr′mən)
n.
1. A man who serves as the leader of a work crew, as in a factory.
2. A man who chairs and speaks for a jury.

fore′man·ship′ n.

foreman

(ˈfɔːmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Professions) a person, often experienced, who supervises other workmen. Gender-neutral form: supervisor
2. (Law) law the principal juror, who presides at the deliberations of a jury. Female equivalent: forewoman
ˈforemanˌship n

Foreman

(ˈfɔːmən)
n
(Biography) George. born 1949, US boxer: world heavyweight champion (1973–74); retired in 1977 but re-entered the ring in 1987 and won the heavyweight championship in 1994 at age 45; also noted for the grilling appliance that bears his name

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.
[1175–1225; Middle English forman chief servant]
fore′man•ship`, n.
usage: See -man.

foreman

A member of a jury who is appointed to preside over and speak for it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreman - a person who exercises control over workersforeman - a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
baas - South African term for `boss'
ganger - the foreman of a work gang
assistant foreman, straw boss - a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
2.foreman - a man who is foreperson of a jury
foreperson - the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf

foreman

forewoman
noun supervisor, steward, controller, superintendent, director, manager, chief, boss (informal), governor, inspector, administrator, gaffer (informal, chiefly Brit.), overseer, baas (S. African) The foreman called maintenance.

foreman

noun
Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
Translations
رئيس أو ناظِر عُمّال
dílovedoucímistrpředák
formandværkfører
puheenjohtajatyönjohtaja
művezető
verkstjóri
brigadininkasprisiekusiųjų seniūnas
meistarspriekšstrādniekszvērināto tiesas vecākais
delovodja
usta başı

foreman

[ˈfɔːmən] N (foremen (pl)) [of workers] → capataz m (Constr) → maestro m de obras (Jur) [of jury] → presidente/a m/f del jurado

foreman

[ˈfɔːrmən] n
(= supervisor) → contremaître m
(LAW) [jury] → président m (du jury)

foreman

n pl <-men> (in factory) → Vorarbeiter m; (on building site) → Polier m; (Jur, of jury) → Obmann m

foreman

[ˈfɔːmən] n (-men (pl)) (of workers) → caposquadra m (Law) (of jury) → portavoce m della giuria

foreman

(ˈfoːmən) plural ˈforemen noun
the supervisor or leader of a group, especially of workmen or a jury. The foreman here is in charge of twenty workmen.
References in classic literature ?
One of the most intelligent of the Indians was put in charge of the digging gangs as foreman, and told to keep them at work, and not to let them stray.
Dick was the foreman of a gang of paid workmen, who had replaced the millionaires in mere manual labor, and the WE was a polite figure of speech.
In the first he was quite right, and if my master had always been on the premises I do not think I should have been overloaded, but there was a foreman who was always hurrying and driving every one, and frequently when I had quite a full load he would order something else to be taken on.
I should be foreman of a factory, that is about all; and could drag a seine down street any day and catch a hundred better men than myself.
He passed a powerful magnifying glass to the foreman.
He then took me into the ship-yard of which he was foreman, in the employment of Mr.
Subsequent communications announced his departure, under care of a trustworthy foreman, for some public works in Belgium; touched on the general benefit he appeared to derive from this new change; praised his excellent manners and address, which were of great assistance in facilitating business communications with the foreigners -- and passed over in ominous silence the main question of his actual progress in the acquirement of knowledge.
As he passed out, the jury, who had turned back and paused a moment, spoke, through their foreman.
A certain man named Gregory, who was foreman of the packers, and another named Tipp, who was the carman, and wore a red jacket, used to address me sometimes as 'David': but I think it was mostly when we were very confidential, and when I had made some efforts to entertain them, over our work, with some results of the old readings; which were fast perishing out of my remembrance.
The foreman said to me the other day, when I passed by 'em, "Master Marner," he said, "I shouldn't wonder if we lay your bit o' waste as dry as a bone.
Others, who had no claim to be privately informed, made inquiries of the undertaker's foreman, who said he understood the gentleman objected to large funerals.
The foreman of a Pittsburg coal company may now stand in his subterranean office and talk to the president of the Steel Trust, who sits on the twenty-first floor of a New York skyscraper.