Definition of Foreman

1. Noun. A person who exercises control over workers. "If you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

Exact synonyms: Boss, Chief, Gaffer, Honcho
Specialized synonyms: Baas, Ganger, Assistant Foreman, Straw Boss
Generic synonyms: Supervisor
Derivative terms: Bossy, Foremanship



2. Noun. A man who is foreperson of a jury.
Generic synonyms: Foreperson
Derivative terms: Foremanship

Definition of Foreman

1. n. The first or chief man

Definition of Foreman

1. Noun. (management) The leader of a work crew. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The member of a jury who presides over it and speaks on its behalf. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) During the era of slavery in the United States, a black (slave) assistant to the white overseer who managed field hands. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foreman

1. a man who supervises workers [n FOREMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foreman

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foreman (current term)
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Literary usage of Foreman

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Robinson was foreman of a gang pushing cars up to the door. ... The court held : "Sam Robinson was foreman of the gang pushing the car. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"Defendant contends that if the negligence which caused the accident was the failure of the foreman to see the maul or hammer upon the bridge and to remove ..."

3. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine (1816)
"foreman. And what then ? Booth. When he told me of this business with the ... foreman. Did he propose any reward, or any thing of that nature ? Booth. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"This waa his duty as foreman, and not as fellow workman ; and the duty of care on the part of the workmen under him to keep the tools off the track when the ..."

5. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States by Francis Wharton (1874)
"SELECTION OF foreman AND OATH. ยง 466. After the jury is assembled, the first thing, if no challenges are made, or exceptions taken, ..."

6. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library (1914)
"foreman, Andrew, 6th S., II, 541, 565, 586, 592, 642, 687, 729, 743, ... foreman, Charles, 6th S., II, 302; VIII, 245. foreman, Charlos, 6th S., IX, 238. ..."

7. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"The moment when editors have left, and the foreman is the responsible man, is well known to newspaper men as one of the most critical moments in the day's ..."

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