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First meaning

first - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. an honours degree of the highest class
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; " first soprano"; " the first violin section"; " played first horn"
  5. 5. before another in time, space, or importance; " I was here first"; " let's do this job first"
  6. 6. Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign.
  7. 7. Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
  8. 8. Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
  9. 9. Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; - much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
  10. 10. The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; - so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.
  11. 11. Before the rest.
  12. 12. Earliest; foremost; chief.

first - examples of usage

  1. I did at first." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. I must see about that, first thing. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. But you tell me something first. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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