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 the ship"
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 off]
closest to the bow
- Finnish: keulimmainen
ahead, all-absorbing, antecedent, anterior, arch, banner, before, best, capital, cardinal, central, champion, chief, controlling, crowning, dominant, exordial, first, firstly, focal, fore, foregoing, forehand, forward, front, frontal, great, head, heading, headmost, hegemonic, highest, in advance, in front, in the forefront, in the foreground, in the front, in the lead, inaugural, initial, initiatory, leading, magisterial, maiden, main, master, notable, noted, noteworthy, overriding, overruling, paramount, precedent, preceding, precessional, precursory, predominant, preeminent, prefatory, preliminary, preludial, prelusive, premier, preparatory, preponderant, prevailing, prevenient, primal, primarily, primary, prime, principal, prior, proemial, prominent, propaedeutic, ranking, ruling, sovereign, star, stellar, supereminent, superior, supreme, to the fore, to the front, topflight, topmost, up ahead, uppermost