Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “foreman”


noun [C]    /ˈfɔr·mən, ˈfoʊr-/ (plural -men  /ˈfɔr·mən, ˈfoʊr-/)
a skilled person who is in charge of a group of workers: After four years on the job, he was promoted to foreman. law In a court of law, the foreman on the jury is the person who is in charge of and speaks for the jury.
(Definition of foreman noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of foreman

Definitions of “foreman” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More