AskDefine | Define foreman

Dictionary Definition



1 a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman" [syn: chief, gaffer, honcho, boss]
2 a man who is foreperson of a jury

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The leader of a work crew.
  2. The member of a jury who presides over it and speaks on its behalf.
  3. During the era of slavery in the United States, a black (slave) assistant to the white Overseer who managed field hands.

Derived terms


leader of a work crew.
member of a jury

Extensive Definition

Foreman may refer to:
Foreman is the surname of:

See also

foreman in French: Foreman
foreman in Japanese: フォアマン

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Big Brother, auditor, boatswain, boss, chief, comptroller, controller, floor manager, floorman, floorwalker, gaffer, ganger, grand-juror, head, headman, inspector, juror, jury chancellor, juryman, jurywoman, manager, monitor, noncommissioned officer, overman, overseer, petit-juror, petit-juryman, proctor, recognitor, sirdar, slave driver, straw boss, subforeman, super, superintendent, supervisor, surveyor, talesman, taskmaster, veniremen, visitor
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