[ adjective ] ranking above all others
"was first in her class" "the foremost figure among marine artists" "the top graduate"
Used in print(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
Among the observers of the 1946 tsunami at Hilo was Francis_P._Shepard of the Scripps_Institution_of_Oceanography , one of the world 's foremost marine geologists .(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
Professor_Fredrik_Bo ^ o ^ k , Sweden 's foremost critic of the period , acclaims it as_follows : `` In this we have the verse of a painter ; strongly colorful , plastic , racy , vivid .
[ adverb ] prominently forward
"he put his best foot foremost"
[ adjective ] situated closest to the bow
"the foremost compartment of the ship"