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Definitions of first:
  • noun:   an honours degree of the highest class
  • noun:   the first element in a countable series
    Example: "The first of the month"
  • noun:   the first or highest in an ordering or series
    Example: "He wanted to be the first"
  • noun:   the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base
  • noun:   the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
  • noun:   the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • adjective:   indicating the beginning unit in a series
  • adjective:   being the gear producing the lowest drive speed
    Example: "Use first gear on steep hills"
  • adjective:   ranking above all others
    Example: "Was first in her class"
  • adjective:   preceding all others in time or space or degree
    Example: "The first house on the right"
  • adjective:   highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
    Example: "First soprano"
  • adjective:   serving to begin
    Example: "The first verse"
  • adjective:   serving to set in motion
    Example: "His first (or maiden) speech in Congress"
  • adverb:   before anything else
    Example: "First we must consider the garter snake"
  • adverb:   the initial time
    Example: "When Felix first saw a garter snake"
  • adverb:   before another in time, space, or importance
    Example: "I was here first"
  • adverb:   prominently forward
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #29015)

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See first used in context: 100 poetry verses, 388 Shakespeare works, 18 quotations, 5 Mother Goose rhymes, 252 Bible passages, 1367 definitions

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