V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. the most important; 2. before all else

Synonyms: first, highest, leading, chief, principle, best, prominent, predominant

Antonyms: last, behind, unimportant

Tips: When learning foremost, it may be helpful to break the word down: fore "before" + most as in "the most important, first." Foremost describes things that are first, best, and come before most others in a given field. "First and foremost" is a common way to start a speech.

Usage Examples:

First and foremost, we will try to have fun, but our secondary goal is winning. (most important, most prominently)

Professor Jackson was the university's foremost expert in the field of biology. (prominent, best)

The foremost issue on the voters' minds seemed to be the economy. (first, front, most prominent)

First and foremost, I would like to begin by thanking you all for coming here today. (leading, predominant)

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