Definition of forefront noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːfrʌnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrfrʌnt//
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Extra examples His new job thrust him to the forefront. She came to the forefront as governor after the political change. The new factory could put the town back at the forefront of steel manufacture. This question remained at the forefront of her mind. issues at the forefront of government policyIdioms
at/in/to the forefront (of something)
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in or into an important or leading position in a particular group or activity Women have always been at the forefront of the Green movement. The new product took the company to the forefront of the computer software field. This latest protest has brought prison conditions to the forefront of public attention. The court case was constantly in the forefront of my mind (= I thought about it all the time).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forefront