[syn: vanguard, forefront, cutting edge]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Forefront \Fore"front`\, n.
Foremost part or place.
Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle.
--2 Sam. xi.
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, standing in the forefront
for all time, the masters of those who know. --J. C.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the
forefront"; "he was at the head of the column" [syn:
2: the position of greatest importance or advancement; the
leading position in any movement or field; "the Cotswolds
were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in
England"; "the idea of motion was always to the forefront of
his mind and central to his philosophy" [syn: vanguard,
forefront, cutting edge]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "forefront":
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