Definitions for first

Definitions for (noun) first

Main entry: 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)

Main entry: 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

Main entry: first, first-class honours degree

Definition: an honours degree of the highest class

Main entry: number 1, number one, first

Definition: the first element in a countable series

Usage: the first of the month

Main entry: number one, first

Definition: the first or highest in an ordering or series

Usage: He wanted to be the first

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (adj) first

Main entry: world-class, first, foremost

Definition: ranking above all others

Usage: was first in her class; the foremost figure among marine artists; the top graduate

Main entry: first, beginning

Definition: serving to begin

Usage: the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: first

Definition: highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections

Usage: first soprano; the first violin section; played first horn

Main entry: first, 1st

Definition: indicating the beginning unit in a series

Definitions for (adv) first

Main entry: first, first of all, first off, firstly, foremost

Definition: before anything else

Usage: first we must consider the garter snake

Main entry: for the first time, first

Definition: the initial time

Usage: when Felix first saw a garter snake

Main entry: foremost, first

Definition: prominently forward

Usage: he put his best foot foremost

Main entry: first

Definition: before another in time, space, or importance

Usage: I was here first; let's do this job first

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