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Definition of first
- First adj
- 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" [ant: {last}, {intermediate}]
- Indicating the beginning unit in a series [syn: {1st}]
- 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" [syn: {inaugural}, {initiative}, {initiatory}, {maiden}]
- Serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse" [syn: {beginning(a)}]
- Ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate" [syn: {foremost}, {world-class}]
- Highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn" [ant: {second}]
- Being the gear producing the lowest drive speed; "use first gear on steep hills" [syn: {low}] n
- The first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first" [syn: {number one}]
- The first element in a countable series; "the first of the month" [syn: {number one}, {number 1}]
- 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" [syn: {beginning}, {commencement}, {outset}, {get-go}, {start}, {kickoff}, {starting time}, {showtime}, {offset}] [ant: {middle}, {end}]
- The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base [syn: {first base}]
- An honours degree of the highest class [syn: {first-class honours degree}]
- The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving [syn: {first gear}, {low gear}, {low}] adv
- Before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake" [syn: {firstly}, {foremost}, {first of all}, {first off}]
- The initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake" [syn: {for the first time}]
- Before another in time, space, or importance; "I was here first"; "let's do this job first"
- Prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost" [syn: {foremost}]
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