1. first, foremost, world-class, best (vs. worst)

usage: ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"

2. foremost, frontmost, front(prenominal) (vs. back)

usage: preceding all others in spatial position; "the foremost compartment of the ship"

3. foremost, fore(prenominal) (vs. aft)

usage: situated closest to the bow; "the foremost compartment of the ship"


1. foremost, first

usage: prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost"

2. first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first off

usage: before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake"

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