• word of the day

    first

    first - Dictionary definition and meaning for word first

    Definition
    (noun) the first or highest in an ordering or series
    Synonyms : number one
    Example Sentence
    • He wanted to be the first
    Definition
    (noun) the first element in a countable series
    Synonyms : number 1 , number one
    Example Sentence
    • the first of the month
    Definition
    (noun) the time at which something is supposed to begin
    Example Sentence
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
    Definition
    (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)
    Synonyms : first base
    Definition
    (noun) an honours degree of the highest class Definition
    (noun) the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
    Synonyms : first gear , low , low gear
    Definition
    (adj) preceding all others in time or space or degree
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) indicating the beginning unit in a series
    Synonyms : 1st
    Definition
    (adj) serving to set in motion
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) serving to begin
    Synonyms : beginning
    Example Sentence
    • the beginning canto of the poem
    • the first verse
    Definition
    (adj) ranking above all others
    Synonyms : foremost , world-class
    Example Sentence
    • was first in her class
    • the foremost figure among marine artists
    • the top graduate
    Definition
    (adj) highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
    Example Sentence
    • first soprano
    • the first violin section
    • played first horn
    Definition
    (adv) before anything else
    Example Sentence
    • first we must consider the garter snake
    Definition
    (adv) the initial time
    Synonyms : for the first time
    Example Sentence
    • when Felix first saw a garter snake
    Definition
    (adv) before another in time, space, or importance
    Example Sentence
    • I was here first
    • let's do this job first
    Definition
    (adv) prominently forward
    Synonyms : foremost
    Example Sentence
    • he put his best foot foremost
Connect with us on Facebook