AskDefine | Define forefront

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1 the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column" [syn: head]
2 the position of greatest advancement; the leading position in any movement or field [syn: vanguard, cutting edge]

User Contributed Dictionary




  • a US ˈfɔɹfɹənt


  1. The leading position or edge; the most advanced or newest thing.
    That laboratory researches topics at the forefront of technology.

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Forefront may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advance guard, airhead, anteriority, avant-garde, battle line, beachhead, bold front, brave face, brave front, bridgehead, display, facade, face, facet, facia, farthest outpost, first line, fore, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, front, front elevation, front line, front man, front matter, front page, front rank, front view, front-runner, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, head, heading, lap, line, obverse, outguard, outpost, pioneer, point, precursor, preface, prefix, priority, proscenium, railhead, scout, spearhead, van, vanguard, window dressing
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