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foremost

[ fawr-mohst, -muhst, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌmoʊst, -məst, ˈfoʊr- /
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adjective, adverb
first in place, order, rank, etc.: the foremost surgeons.
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Origin of foremost

before 1000; fore1 + -most; replacing Middle English, Old English formest, equivalent to form(a) first, variant of fruma (compare Latin prīmus) + -est-est1
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British Dictionary definitions for foremost

foremost
/ (ˈfɔːˌməʊst) /

adjective, adverb
first in time, place, rank, etc

Word Origin for foremost

Old English formest, from forma first; related to Old Saxon formo first, Old High German fruma advantage
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Other Idioms and Phrases with foremost

foremost

see first and foremost.

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