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Foremost

2 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Foremost \Fore"most`\, a. [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.]
   First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or
   dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army.

         THat struck the foremost man of all this world. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

foremost
     adj 1: ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the
            foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top
            graduate" [syn: {first}, {top(a)}]
     2: situated closest to the bow; "the foremost compartment of
        the ship"
     3: preceding all others in spatial position; "the foremost
        compartment of the ship" [syn: {frontmost}]
     adv 1: prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost" [syn: {first}]
     2: before anything else; "first we must consider the garter
        snake" [syn: {first}, {firstly}, {first of all}, {first
        off}]

Foremost

2 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Foremost \Fore"most`\, a. [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.]
   First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or
   dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army.

         THat struck the foremost man of all this world. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

foremost
     adj 1: ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the
            foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top
            graduate" [syn: {first}, {top(a)}]
     2: situated closest to the bow; "the foremost compartment of
        the ship"
     3: preceding all others in spatial position; "the foremost
        compartment of the ship" [syn: {frontmost}]
     adv 1: prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost" [syn: {first}]
     2: before anything else; "first we must consider the garter
        snake" [syn: {first}, {firstly}, {first of all}, {first
        off}]