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fore·most

 (fôr′mōst′)
adj.
1. More prominent or important than others, especially in position or rank: the foremost researchers in the field. See Synonyms at chief.
2. First in physical position or place: the foremost ranks of the advancing warriors.
adv.
1. Above all else; most importantly: was first and foremost a soldier.
2. In the front or first position: kept the idea foremost in her mind.

[Alteration of Middle English formest, first, from Old English; see per in Indo-European roots.]

foremost

(ˈfɔːˌməʊst)
adj, adv
first in time, place, rank, etc
[Old English formest, from forma first; related to Old Saxon formo first, Old High German fruma advantage]

fore•most

(ˈfɔrˌmoʊst, -məst, ˈfoʊr-)

adj., adv.
first in place, rank, importance, etc.: the foremost surgeons.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foremost - ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"
best - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"
2.foremost - preceding all others in spatial position; "the foremost compartment of the ship"
front - relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"
3.foremost - situated closest to the bow; "the foremost compartment of the ship"
fore - situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
Adv.1.foremost - prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost"
2.foremost - before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake"

foremost

adjective leading, best, first, top, highest, front, chief, prime, primary, supreme, initial, most important, principal, paramount, inaugural, pre-eminent, headmost He was one of the world's foremost scholars.

foremost

adjective
Most important, influential, or significant:
Translations
رَئيسي، بارِز
nejpřednější
førende
élvonalbeli
frægastur, fremstur
ryškiausiasžymiausias
galvenaispriekšējais
czołowydziobowygłówniez przodu
najpoprednejší
en ünlü

foremost

[ˈfɔːməʊst] ADJ (= outstanding) → más destacado; (= main, first) → primero, principal
see also first B1

foremost

[ˈfɔːrməʊst]
adjle plus important(la)(e)
adv
first and foremost → avant tout

foremost

adj
(= leading) authority, writer, scholar etcführend; to be foremost in something/in a fieldin etw (dat)/auf einem Gebiet führend sein; to be foremost in doing somethingführend darin sein, etw zu tun; foremost among them was JohnJohn führte mit ihnen; the thought which is foremost in his mindder Gedanke, der ihn hauptsächlich beschäftigt
(Naut) → vorderste(r, s)
adv
(= above all)vor allem ? first ADV b
(= forwards) to jump in feet/head foremostmit den Füßen/dem Kopf zuerst hineinspringen; hold the spear point foremosthalten Sie den Speer mit der Spitze nach vorn

foremost

[ˈfɔːˌməʊst]
1. adj (outstanding, writer, politician) → più importante, principale, più in vista
2. adv first and foremostinnanzitutto

foremost

(ˈfoːmoust) adjective
most famous or important. the foremost modern artist.
References in classic literature ?
He hoped she had not acted upon her rash impulse; and he begged her to consider first, foremost, and above all else, what people would say.
Believers in religion, and friends to the law and to the king," returned he who rode foremost.
The step was palsied now, that had been foremost in the charge.
He was foremost at all races and cock fights; and, with the ascendancy which bodily strength always acquires in rustic life, was the umpire in all disputes, setting his hat on one side, and giving his decisions with an air and tone that admitted of no gainsay or appeal.
The foremost thing I saw there by the light of the candle I had left burning was that Flora's little bed was empty; and on this I caught my breath with all the terror that, five minutes before, I had been able to resist.
for the pulpit is ever this earth's foremost part; all the rest comes in its rear; the pulpit leads the world.
He averred, that upon first thrusting in for him, a leg was presented; but well knowing that that was not as it ought to be, and might occasion great trouble; -- he had thrust back the leg, and by a dexterous heave and toss, had wrought a somerset upon the Indian; so that with the next trial, he came forth in the good old way --head foremost.
The foremost man seemed much troubled at the sight, and asked what he could do.
I say," said Haley, and leaning back in his chair and gesturing impressively, "I'll say this now, I al'ays meant to drive my trade so as to make money on 't fust and foremost, as much as any man; but, then, trade an't everything, and money an't everything,
He has not fallen astern; he has got up early and kept up early, and to be where he is is to be in season, in the foremost rank of time.
To Miss Garth's horror, Magdalen's arm was unmistakably round Frank's neck; and, worse still, the position of her face, at the moment of discovery, showed beyond all doubt that she had just been offering to the victim of Chinese commerce the first and foremost of all the consolations which a woman can bestow on a man.
When the foremost billows rolled past, bearing the prison officers with them, and threatening them all with instant death if any secret nook remained undisclosed, Defarge laid his strong hand on the breast of one of these men--a man with a grey head, who had a lighted torch in his hand-- separated him from the rest, and got him between himself and the wall.