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Definition of "foremost" []

  • First in time or place. (adjective)
  • Ahead of all others, especially in position or rank; paramount. See Synonyms at chief. (adjective)
  • In the front or first position. (adverb)
  • So as to be most important. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foremost" in a sentence
  • "Among them, the foremost is the old commandment, as old as the oldest documents of any nation: Thou shalt not kill!"
  • "First and foremost is the time he played Howard Payne, the maniacal disgruntled ex-cop, against Keanu Reeves in Speed (1994)."
  • "“First and foremost is instituting a more stringent employee-training regimen and issuing a press release about it.”"