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FOREMAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does foreman mean? 

FOREMAN (noun)
  The noun FOREMAN has 2 senses:

1. a person who exercises control over workers
2. a man who is foreperson of a jury

  Familiarity information: FOREMAN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOREMAN (noun)


Sense 1foreman [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who exercises control over workers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

boss; foreman; honcho; chief; gaffer

Context example:

if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

Hypernyms ("foreman" is a kind of...):

supervisor (one who supervises or has charge and direction of)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "foreman"):

baas (South African term for 'boss')

ganger (the foreman of a work gang)

assistant foreman; straw boss (a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers)


Sense 2foreman [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A man who is foreperson of a jury

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("foreman" is a kind of...):

foreperson (the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf)


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