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firsts, plural;
  1. Coming before all others in time or order; earliest; 1st
    • - his first wife
    • - the first of five daughters
  2. Never previously done or occurring
    • - her first day at school
  3. Coming next after a specified or implied time or occurrence
    • - I didn't take the first bus
  4. Met with or encountered before any others
    • - the first house I came to
  5. Originally
    • - many valuable drugs have been recognized first as poisons
  6. Before doing something else specified or implied
    • - do you mind if I take a shower first?
  7. For the first time
    • - she first picked up a guitar out of sheer boredom
  8. Firstly; in the first place (used to introduce a first point or reason)
    • - first, it is wrong that the victims should have no remedy
  9. In preference; rather (used when strongly rejecting a suggestion or possibility)
    • - she longed to go abroad, but not at this man's expense—she'd die first!
  10. With a specified part or person in a leading position
    • - it plunged nose first into the river
  11. The first occurrence of something notable
    • - we traveled by air, a first for both of us
  12. The first in a sequence of a vehicle's gears
    • - he stuck the car in first and revved
  13. First base
    • - he made it all the way home from first
  14. The first grade of a school

  15. A first edition of a book

  16. Foremost in position, rank, or importance
    • - the doctor's first duty is to respect this right
    • - career women who put work first
    • - football must come first
  17. The most likely, pressing, or suitable
    • - he is the first to admit he was not the best of patients
    • - his first problem is where to live
  18. The first finisher or position in a race or competition

  19. Performing the highest or chief of two or more parts for the same instrument or voice
    • - the first violins
  20. Goods of the best quality
    • - factory firsts, seconds, and discontinued styles
  21. A place in the top grade in an examination, esp. that for a degree
    • - he took a first in Classics
  22. A person having achieved such a degree


  1. before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake"
  2. 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"
  3. indicating the beginning unit in a series
  4. the initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake"
  5. before another in time, space, or importance; "I was here first"; "let's do this job first"
  6. beginning: 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"
  7. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen and Professor Woodie Flowers in 1989 to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields. ...
  8. First is Denise Ho's debut album.
  9. First is the first official recording by the metal band Baroness . The art work was done by Baroness singer John Baizley .
  10. First Racing (sometimes written as FIRST Racing) was an Italian motor racing team founded by Lamberto Leoni, which competed in International Formula 3000 from 1987 to 1991.
  11. First is the first solo album by David Gates of Bread.
  12. The First (Kandersteg) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland.
  13. The person or thing in the first position; The first gear of an engine; Something that has never happened before; a new occurrence; first base; A first-class honours degree; A first-edition copy of some publication; Having no predecessor. ...
  14. (Firstly) in the Court of Appeal a decision is given per incuriam it acted in ignorance of a previous decision of its own or of a court of co-ordinate jurisdiction which covered the case before it.
  15. (firstly) F i r s t l y sounds stilted, and it leads to the awkward series firstly, secondly, thirdly, fourthly, and so on. Use first, second, third instead.
  16. you should be aware that the Parameters for the Cylinders, Heads and SPT listed on hard drive labels haven't had anything to do with how they're physically constructed inside for a very long time! ...
  17. Body, complexion, beauty, birth, fame, activity and high life.
  18. first refers the first item in a collection (see also start and top).
  19. in her paper “The Truth doesn't explain much” (reprinted in Cartwright 1983), Nancy Cartwright criticizes the DN-model of explanation on the grounds that the alleged laws on which the explanation relies (according to the DN-model) are not true, but rather generalizations that hold under special, ...
  20. Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm. FIRST is a project designed to produce the radio equivalent of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey over 9,000 square degrees of the North and South Galactic Caps. ...
  21. Face-to-face client contact (including telemedicine) by registered medical practitioner or nurse practitioner for first assessment for that client for that condition for that specialty. ...
  22. Sea Lord The 1SL is the professional head of the Naval Service. The position is currently held by an officer of the rank of Admiral. Also known as Chief of the Naval Staff.
  23. How this entry will appear in the document text the first time it is used, where the first use requires the singular form. If this field is omitted, the value of the text key is used.
  24. The rootnote, keynote, or tonic note. (all the same, just different names).
  25. primero; por primera vez; first and ten primero trata de ganar diez metros