Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The foremost part or area.
  • n. The position of most importance, prominence, or responsibility; the vanguard: in the forefront of the liberation movement. Also called foreground.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The leading position or edge; the most advanced or newest thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Foremost part or place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To build or add a forefront to.
  • In front.
  • n. The foremost part or place: as; the forefront of a building, or of a, battle.
  • n. The forehead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the part in the front or nearest the viewer
  • n. the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field

Etymologies

From fore- +‎ front. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the forefront is his determination to show his competitors — and their coaches — something new, because his racing tendencies had become as familiar as his trademark soul patch.

    It's showtime for Apolo Anton Ohno at his third Winter Games

  • The answers we receive from current volunteers as well as our Chadian teachers (here at training) are varied, but usually follow these lines: The government has made English part of the curriculum for a number of reasons, but at the forefront is the "great goopy hope", the oil fields in the south.

    Why We (America, Peace Corps & Me) Are Here

  • The one aspect of all this that we should keep in the forefront is that a major effect of the growth of government is this: it enables an expansion in the depth and breadth of rent-seeking activities generally.

    Higher Education Lobby, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • And when I do that, the question that keeps rushing to the forefront is this one ...

    Why I Write

  • In the forefront is Sam Reaves, an unassuming novelist of many accomplishments.

    Shameless LCC Photos Pt 1

  • In the forefront is steel, playing a leading role in the advancement of Canada's economic interests and constantly alert to opportunities to enlarge its usefulness.

    Steel

  • Alex: Yeah I don't think we think about the "forefront" - ness or history of it at all too much - it's just very exciting and gratifying that people are listening to and writing about and caring about or music in the first place.

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  • Under the argument that states need to protect themselves against voter fraud, Republicans are making a unified push for election reform, and at the forefront is the campaign for implementing and strengthening voter ID requirements.

    Victoria Coats: Protecting Or Suppressing The Vote?

  • As it is, these final few episodes are likely to have an active Echo in the forefront, which is absolutely fantastic.

    ‘Dollhouse’ Episode 2.07 & 2.08 Recaps: ‘Meet Jane Doe’ & ‘A Love Supreme’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • In the forefront was a girl in her early twenties dressed in earthy colours.

    FINGERS • by Stef Hall

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