first

phonetic symbol: / fɚ́st / 

first - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ 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)
first base

[ noun ]
■ the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
■ used to start a car moving
first gear , low , low gear

[ noun ]
■ an honours degree of the highest class
first-class honours degree

[ noun ]
■ the first element in a countable series
e.g.)
・the first of the month
number 1 , number one

[ noun ]
■ the first or highest in an ordering or series
e.g.)
・He wanted to be the first
number one

[ noun ]
■ the time at which something is supposed to begin
beginning , commencement , get-go , kickoff , offset , outset , showtime , start , starting time

[ adjective satellite ]
■ ranking above all others
e.g.)
・was first in her class
foremost , world-class

[ adjective satellite ]
■ serving to begin
e.g.)
・the first verse
beginning

[ adjective satellite ]
■ serving to set in motion
e.g.)
・his first (or maiden) speech in Congress
inaugural , initiative , initiatory , maiden

[ adjective ]
■ preceding all others in time or space or degree
e.g.)
・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

[ adjective ]
■ highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
e.g.)
・first soprano
・the first violin section
・played first horn

[ adjective satellite ]
■ indicating the beginning unit in a series
1st

[ adverb ]
■ before anything else
e.g.)
・first we must consider the garter snake
first of all , first off , firstly , foremost

[ adverb ]
■ the initial time
e.g.)
・when Felix first saw a garter snake
for the first time

[ adverb ]
■ prominently forward
foremost

[ adverb ]
■ before another in time, space, or importance
e.g.)
・I was here first
・let's do this job first

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