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  2  definitions  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}] 




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