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〔 fFst 〕


〔 fәːst 〕

Overview of noun first

The noun first has 6 senses

  • first, number one -- (the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first")

  • first, number one, number 1 -- (the first element in a countable series; "the first of the month")

  • beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset -- (the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her")

  • first base, first -- (the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate))

  • first, first-class honours degree -- (an honours degree of the highest class)

  • first gear, first, low gear, low -- (the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving)

Overview of adj first

The adj first has 6 senses

  • first -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")

  • first, 1st -- (indicating the beginning unit in a series)

  • inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden -- (serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage")

  • beginning, first -- (serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse")

  • first, foremost, world-class -- (ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate")

  • first -- (highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn")

Overview of adv first

The adv first has 4 senses

  • first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first off -- (before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake")

  • first, for the first time -- (the initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake")

  • first -- (before another in time, space, or importance; "I was here first"; "let's do this job first")

  • foremost, first -- (prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost")