Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

headforemost

[hed-fawr-mohst, -muh st, -fohr-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adverb
  1. headfirst(def 1).

Origin of headforemost

First recorded in 1615–25; head + foremost
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for headforemost

Historical Examples

  • He slid rapidly down this, headforemost, without the use of his hands.

    Joe Strong, the Boy Fish

    Vance Barnum

  • I forget even Miss ——, and dive headforemost into the billows.

  • He caught up Letitia by one dwindling arm and cast her headforemost into Cis's room.

  • Franklin clapped his head under the fellow's thighs and, rising, pitched him headforemost into the river.

    Benjamin Franklin

    Paul Elmer More

  • In his office the upholder of urban midsummer joys dived, headforemost, into the swimming pool of business.