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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 ?
Do you know whether the First and Foremost Phanfasm of Phantastico is at home or not?
Whatever maketh them rule and conquer and shine, to the dismay and envy of their neighbours, they regard as the high and foremost thing, the test and the meaning of all else.
When any one of its members is under suspicion," replied the Cashier, "the Association undertakes to clear his character by submitting evidence that he was never a prominent member of any church, nor foremost in Sunday-school work.
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.
Pausing there I waited until the foremost Sagoth hove into sight.
With that Sir Arthur turned with his knights, and smote behind and before, and ever Sir Arthur was in the foremost press till his horse was slain under him.
Foremost through the sparkling sea shoots on the gay, embattled, bantering bow, but only to drag dark Ahab after it, where he broods within his sternward cabin, builded over the dead water of the wake, and further on, hunted by its wolfish gurglings.
The foremost guardsman made a vicious lunge for my side with his hook after the three of them had backed me against the wall, but as I sidestepped and raised my arm his weapon but grazed my side, passing into a rack of javelins, where it became entangled.
The floor of the tunnel was difficult to walk upon because it had been worn smooth as glass, and pretty soon Scraps, who was some distance behind the others, slipped and fell head foremost.
said the Saxon; ``lead I cannot; but may posterity curse me in my grave, if I follow not with the foremost wherever thou shalt point the way The quarrel is mine, and well it becomes me to be in the van of the battle.
But he who has seen it is the foremost man among us; we must therefore set about getting the people under arms.
In a moment the crowd opened, and disclosed the apparently lifeless body of my companion home between two men, the head hanging heavily against the breast of the foremost.