[adv] before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake"
[adv] prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost"
[adj] preceding all others in spatial position; "the foremost compartment of the ship"
[adj] ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"
[adj] situated closest to the bow; "the foremost compartment of the ship"