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Synonyms for (noun) first

Synonyms: first, first base Definition: 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)

Similar words: position Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player Usage: what position does he play?

Synonyms: first, first gear, low, low gear Definition: the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

Similar words: gear, gear mechanism Definition: a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

Synonyms: first, first-class honours degree Definition: an honours degree of the highest class

Similar words: honours, honours degree Definition: a university degree with honors

Synonyms: number 1, number one, first Definition: the first element in a countable series Usage: the first of the month

Similar words: ordinal, ordinal number, no. Definition: the number designating place in an ordered sequence

Synonyms: number one, first Definition: the first or highest in an ordering or series Usage: He wanted to be the first

Similar words: rank Definition: relative status Usage: his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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

Similar words: point, point in time Definition: an instant of time Usage: at that point I had to leave

Synonyms for (adjective) first

Synonyms: world-class, first, foremost Definition: ranking above all others Usage: was first in her class; the foremost figure among marine artists; the top graduate

Similar words: best Definition: (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities Usage: the best film of the year; the best solution; the best time for planting; wore his best suit

Synonyms: first, beginning Definition: serving to begin Usage: the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

Similar words: opening Definition: first or beginning Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene

Synonyms: first, maiden, initiative, initiatory, inaugural Definition: serving to set in motion Usage: 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

Similar words: opening Definition: first or beginning Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene

Synonyms: first Definition: preceding all others in time or space or degree Usage: 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

Similar words: archetypal, archetypical, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical Definition: representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned Usage: archetypal patterns; she was the prototypal student activist

Similar words: basic, introductory Definition: serving as a base or starting point Usage: a basic course in Russian; basic training for raw recruits; a set of basic tools; an introductory art course

Similar words: initial Definition: occurring at the beginning Usage: took the initial step toward reconciliation

Similar words: firstborn, eldest Definition: first in order of birth Usage: the firstborn child

Similar words: first-year, freshman Definition: used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college) Usage: a freshman senator; freshman year in high school or college

Similar words: original Definition: preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed Usage: the original inhabitants of the Americas; the book still has its original binding; restored the house to its original condition; the original performance of the opera; the original cast; retracted his original statement

Similar words: premier, premiere Definition: preceding all others in time Usage: the premiere showing

Similar words: premier, prime Definition: first in rank or degree Usage: an architect of premier rank; the prime minister

Similar words: prime Definition: used of the first or originating agent Usage: prime mover

Synonyms: first, 1st Definition: indicating the beginning unit in a series

Similar words: ordinal Definition: being or denoting a numerical order in a series Usage: ordinal numbers; held an ordinal rank of seventh