forefront
noun Date: 15th century the foremost part or place

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  • Forefront — Fore front , n. Foremost part or place. [1913 Webster] Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle. 2 Sam. xi. 15. [1913 Webster] Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, standing in the forefront for all time, the masters of those who know. J. C.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forefront — may refer to:* Microsoft Forefront * ForeFront Records …   Wikipedia

  • forefront — (n.) late 15c., a Germanic Latin hybrid, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + FRONT (Cf. front) (n.). Originally of buildings; the main modern sense is from military meaning front rank of an army (1510s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • forefront — / foreground [n] prominence beginning, center, cutting edge*, focus, fore, forepart, front, lead, leading edge*, limelight*, on the line*, spearhead*, state of the art, vanguard; concept 668 Ant. back, background, rear, unimportance …   New thesaurus

  • forefront — ► NOUN ▪ the leading position or place …   English terms dictionary

  • forefront — [fôr′frunt΄] n. 1. the extreme front 2. the position of most activity, importance, etc …   English World dictionary

  • forefront — noun the forefront VERB + THE FOREFRONT ▪ remain at, remain in ▪ Education remains at the forefront of the state s planning. ▪ keep sb/sth at, keep sb/sth in, keep sb/sth to (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • forefront — /ˈfɔfrʌnt/ (say fawfrunt) noun 1. the foremost part or place. –phrase 2. at the forefront, of primary importance: *Forests are back on the agenda, nuclear issues are at the forefront –aap news, 2000. 3. at (or in) the forefront, (sometimes… …   Australian English dictionary

  • forefront — fore|front [ˈfo:frʌnt US ˈfo:r ] n 1.) be at/in/to the forefront (of sth) to be in a leading position in an important activity that is trying to achieve something or develop new ideas ▪ The company has always been at the forefront of science and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forefront — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)frʌnt[/t]] 1) N SING: the N, usu at/in/to N, N of/in n/ ing If you are at the forefront of a campaign or other activity, you have a leading and influential position in it. They have been at the forefront of the campaign for political… …   English dictionary

  • forefront — n. in the forefront * * * [ fɔːfrʌnt] in the forefront …   Combinatory dictionary

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