Fore·most a. First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army.
THat struck the foremost man of all this world. --Shak.
adj 1: ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the
foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top
graduate" [syn: first, world-class]
2: situated closest to the bow; "the foremost compartment of
3: preceding all others in spatial position; "the foremost
compartment of the ship" [syn: frontmost]
adv 1: prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost" [syn: first]
2: before anything else; "first we must consider the garter
snake" [syn: first, firstly, first of all, first