HyperDic: first

English > 16 senses of the word first:
ADJECTIVEallfirstpreceding all others in time or space or degree
allfirst, 1stindicating the beginning unit in a series
allfirst, inaugural, initiative, initiatory, maidenserving to set in motion
allfirst, beginningserving to begin
allfirst, foremost, world-classranking above all others
allfirsthighest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
ADVERBallfirst, firstly, foremost, first of all, first offbefore anything else
allfirstthe initial time
allfirstbefore another in time, space, or importance
allfirst, foremostprominently forward
NOUNrelationfirst, number onethe first or highest in an ordering or series
quantityfirst, number one, number 1the first element in a countable series
timefirst, beginning, commencement, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetthe time at which something is supposed to begin
actfirst, first basethe 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)
communicationfirst, first-class honours degreean honours degree of the highest class
artifactfirst, first gear, low gear, lowthe lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
first > pronunciation
Soundsfer'st
Rhymesbratwurst ... worst: 16 rhymes with erst...
English > first: 16 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpreceding all others in time or space or degree.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerarchetypal, archetypical, prototypal, prototypic, prototypicalrepresenting or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
basic, introductoryServing as a base or starting point
firstborn, eldestFirst in order of birth
freshman, first-yearUsed of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)
initialOccurring at the beginning
originalpreceding all others in time or being as first made or performed
premier, premierepreceding all others in time
premier, primeFirst in rank or degree
primeUsed of the first or originating agent
See alsoearlyAt or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
frontrelating to or located in the front
originalBeing or productive of something fresh and unusual
primaryOf first rank or importance or value
OppositelastComing after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
Spanishprimero
Catalanprimer
English > first: 16 senses > adjective 2
MeaningIndicating the beginning unit in a series.
Synonym1st
BroaderordinalBeing or denoting a numerical order in a series
Spanishprimer, primera, primero
Catalanprimer, primera
English > first: 16 senses > adjective 3
MeaningServing to set in motion.
Example "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"
Synonymsinaugural, initiative, initiatory, maiden
BroaderopeningFirst or beginning
Spanishinaugural, iniciador, iniciativo, primer, primero
Catalaninaugural, iniciador, primer, virginal
English > first: 16 senses > adjective 4
MeaningServing to begin.
Example "the first verse"
Synonymbeginning
BroaderopeningFirst or beginning
Spanishinicial, primer, primero
Catalaninicial, primer
English > first: 16 senses > adjective 5
Meaningranking above all others.
Example"was first in her class"
Synonymsforemost, world-class
Broaderbest(superlative of 'good') having the most positive qualities
Spanishprimero, principal
Catalanprimer, principal
English > first: 16 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHighest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections.
Examples
  • "first soprano"
  • "the first violin section"
  • "played first horn"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
OppositesecondA part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
Spanishprimer
English > first: 16 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe first or highest in an ordering or series.
Example"He wanted to be the first"
Synonymnumber one
NarrowerformerThe first of two or the first mentioned of two
Broaderrankrelative status
Spanishprimera, primero
Catalanprimera, primer
English > first: 16 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe first element in a countable series.
Example"the first of the month"
Synonymsnumber one, number 1
Broaderordinal number, ordinal, no.The number designating place in an ordered sequence
Spanishprimera, primero
Catalanprimera, primer
English > first: 16 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe time at which something is supposed to begin.
Synonymsbeginning, commencement, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset
NarrowerbirthThe time when something begins (especially life)
incipiency, incipienceBeginning to exist or to be apparent
terminus a quo, starting pointEarliest limiting point
thresholdThe starting point for a new state or experience
Broaderpoint, point in timeAn instant of time
Oppositeend, endingThe point in time at which something ends
middleTime between the beginning and the end of a temporal period
Spanishcomienzo, inicio, principio, umbral
Catalancomençament, inici, primeria, primer, principi
English > first: 16 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe 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).
Synonymfirst base
Member ofbaseball teamA team that plays baseball
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Spanishprimera base
Catalanprimera base
English > first: 16 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningAn honours degree of the highest class.
Synonymfirst-class honours degree
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Narrowerdouble firstA first-class honours degree in two subjects
Broaderhonours, honours degreeA university / university degree with honors
Catalanprimer
English > first: 16 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving.
Synonymsfirst gear, low gear, low
Part ofcar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
Broadergear, gear mechanismA mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
Spanishprimera
Catalanprimera
English > first: 16 senses > adverb 1
MeaningBefore anything else.
Example"first we must consider the garter snake"
Synonymsfirstly, foremost, first of all, first off
Spanishen primer lugar, primeramente, primero
Catalanabans que res, en primer lloc, primerament, primer de tot
English > first: 16 senses > adverb 2
MeaningThe initial time.
Example"when Felix first saw a garter snake"
Spanishprimero
Catalanper primera vegada, per primer cop
English > first: 16 senses > adverb 3
MeaningBefore another in time, space, or importance.
Examples
  • "I was here first"
  • "let's do this job first"
Spanishprimero
English > first: 16 senses > adverb 4
Meaningprominently forward.
Synonymforemost

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