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[hed-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]
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  1. most advanced; foremost.
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Origin of headmost

First recorded in 1620–30; head + -most
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Related Words for headmost

introductory, original, basic, dominant, preeminent, outstanding, top, well-known, famous, popular, prominent, main, noted, best, principal, predominant, early, frontal, antecedent, opening

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Historical Examples of headmost

  • We now began to fire on the headmost ships of the enemy, which were coming on towards us.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The headmost vessel is a merchantman; by the cut of her canvas, I should say she was English.

    The Missing Ship

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • This arrangement was made as we pulled towards the headmost prahu.

    Mark Seaworth

    William H.G. Kingston

  • The headmost boat is within ten fathoms of the fish—I am sure it will be ours.

    Peter the Whaler

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • As the headmost boats neared the fort the fire became hotter.

    The Three Lieutenants

    W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for headmost


  1. a less common word for foremost
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