Definitions for First
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word First.
first, number onenoun
the first or highest in an ordering or series
"He wanted to be the first"
first, number one, number 1noun
the first element in a countable series
"the first of the month"
beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetnoun
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"
first base, firstnoun
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, first-class honours degreenoun
an honours degree of the highest class
first gear, first, low gear, lowadjective
the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
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"
indicating the beginning unit in a series
inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maidenadjective
serving to set in motion
"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"
serving to begin
"the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
first, foremost, world-classadjective
ranking above all others
"was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"
highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
"first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn"
first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first offadverb
before anything else
"first we must consider the garter snake"
first, for the first timeadverb
the initial time
"when Felix first saw a garter snake"
before another in time, space, or importance
"I was here first"; "let's do this job first"
"he put his best foot foremost"
The person or thing in the first position.
He was the first to complete the course.
The first gear of an engine.
Something that has never happened before; a new occurrence.
This is a first. For once he has nothing to say.
There was a close play at first.
A first-class honours degree.
A first-edition copy of some publication.
A fraction of an integer ending in one. Oneth.
One forty-first of the estate.
Time; time granted; respite.
Before anything else; firstly.
Having no predecessor. The ordinal number corresponding to one.
Of or pertaining to the executive of a particular nation or state.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: first, Saxon.
Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first.
—— A third is like the former. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
In the six hundreth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth. Gen. viii. 13.
Arms and the man I sing, the first who bore
His course to Latium from the Trojan shore. Æn.
The first covenant had also ordinances of divine service. Heb. ix. i.
I find, quoth Mat, reproof is vain!
Who first offend, will first complain. Matthew Prior.
Three presidents, of whom Daniel was first. Dan.
First with the dogs, and king among the squires. Spect.
My first son,
Where will you go? Take good Cominius
With thee. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
He, not unmindful of his usual art,
First in dissembled fire attempts to part;
Then roaring beasts and running streams he tries. Dryden.
Thy praise, and thine was then the publick voice,
First recommended Guiscard to my choice. Dryden.
Heav’n, sure, has kept this spot of earth uncurst,
To shew how all things were created first. Matthew Prior.
First, metals are more durable than plants; secondly, they are more solid and hard; thirdly, they are wholly subterraneous; whereas plants are part above earth, and part under the earth. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 603.
At first the silent venom slid with ease,
And seiz’d her cooler senses by degrees. John Dryden, Æn.
Excepting fish and insects, there are very few or no creatures that can provide for themselves at first, without the assistance of parents. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
But sure a general doom on man is past,
And all are fools and lovers first or last. Dryden.
First or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1).
First has several definitions depending on the context: 1. Adjective: Coming before all others in time, order, importance, or significance. Example: "This is my first time visiting New York City." 2. Adverb: Before anything else or before doing anything else. Example: "I will first finish my homework, then watch a movie." 3. Noun: The person or thing that comes before all others in time, order, or importance. Example: "She crossed the finish line first in the race." 4. Prefix: Denoting something that is before all others in time, order, or importance. Example: "The firstborn child." Overall, "first" implies being at the front, beginning, or initial position in a sequence or hierarchy.
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
foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others
most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece
before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fėrst, adj. foremost: preceding all others in place, time, or degree: most eminent: chief.—adv. before anything else, in time, space, rank, &c.—adjs. First′-begot′ten, begotten or born first: eldest; First′-born, born first.—n. the first in the order of birth: the eldest child.—adj. First′-class, of the first class, rank, or quality.—ns. First′-day, Sunday; First′-floor (see Floor); First′-foot (Scot.), the first person to enter a house after the beginning of the new year; First′-fruit, First′-fruits, the fruits first gathered in a season: the first profits or effects of anything, bishoprics, benefices, &c.—adj. First′-hand, obtained without the intervention of a second party.—n. First′ling, the first produce or offspring, esp. of animals.—adv. First′ly, in the first place.—adjs. First′-rate, of the first or highest rate or excellence: pre-eminent in quality, size, or estimation; First′-wa′ter, the first or highest quality, purest lustre—of diamonds and pearls. [A.S. fyrst; the superl. of fore by adding -st.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The appellation of the senior lieutenant; also, senior lieutenant of marines, and first captain of a gun.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, First is ranked #20971 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The First surname appeared 1,255 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname First.
85.5% or 1,074 total occurrences were White.
7.6% or 96 total occurrences were Black.
3.3% or 42 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2% or 26 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'First' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #79
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'First' in Written Corpus Frequency: #146
The numerical value of First in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of First in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
In addition to being the first Black district attorney, I think I'll probably be the first district attorney who's had police point a gun at him. I think I'll be the first district attorney who's had a homicide victim on his doorstop. I think I'll be the first district attorney in Manhattan whose had a semi-automatic weapon pointed at him. I think I'll be the first district attorney in Manhattan whose had a loved one reenter from incarceration and stay with him, and I'm going to govern from that perspective.
There’s a big gap there between a natural disaster warning and its aftermath, and when first responders leave, many children can wait up to six, eight years to have a safe school … That’s why we developed Smart Response, which helps to address those immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. We want to build safe schools for children, but we also want to hear the needs of the community and try to help as much as possible. If you just do first response and don’t take any time to rebuild long-term for the community, it’s never going to heal properly … There’s first response, but there needs to be rebuilding long-term. That’s our goal. Petra Nemcova is aware first responders are crucial in delivering clean water, medicine and other supplies immediately after a natural disaster. However, she added long-term revitalization is just as important to ensure healing, all while empowering people to help support their community. And Petra Nemcova has zero plans to ever give up on those who can use some support, wherever they are.
Set priorities for your goals. A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed, the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.
Justin Turner said. They sure did. Seager homeredagain, Buehler pitched six scoreless innings and The Dodgers beat The Braves 3-1 on Saturday to send the NL Championship Series to a winner-take-all finale. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Los Angeles avoided elimination for the second time in less than 24 hours, staying alive in Los Angeles pursuit of a third pennant in four years. Los Angeles hasnt won a championship since 1988. Im still sort of recovering from this one, but already thinking about Game 7, The Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Thats what you live for. Justin Turner also homered for Los Angeles, and Kenley Jansen threw a six-pitch ninth for Kenley Jansen 18th career postseason save. The NL West and East champions play again Sunday night, with the potential for two rookie starters in a Game 7 for the first time in big league history. Roberts was keeping his options open for his starting pitcher while The Braves plan to go with rookie right-hander Ian Anderson, who has thrown 15 2/3 scoreless innings in Ian Anderson three postseason starts. Tony Gonsolin and three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw are among the possibilities for Los Angeles. Shoot, well go out there and let er fly. A Game 7 is another baseball game, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. You have to treat it as such. The Braves were hoping to celebrate Snitkers 65th birthday Saturday with the franchises first World Series berth since 1999. But Max Fried took Max Fried first loss all year, working into the seventh inning after surrendering three runs during a rocky first. Buehler, using Stans Rodeo Ointment to deal with bothersome blisters, threw 65 of his 89 pitches for strikes. He allowed seven hits while striking out six without a walk. After Atlanta loaded the bases with three singles in a row to start the top of second the last hit by his Vanderbilt roommate Dansby Swanson the right-hander really brought the heat, with 10 consecutive fastballs to get out of the jam. Austin Riley struck out on a 98.7 mph pitch before Nick Markakis took a called third strike on 99.7 mph. Cristian Pache, the 21-year-old rookie who had an RBI in each of Cristian Pache first four NLCS starts, was retired on an inning-ending groundout. Cristian Pache mound presence is just unbelievable.
Josh Day wife added : I think we’re pretty all in ! We live here. We work here. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. When developer Syd Kitson, a former NFL lineman with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, bought the 17,000-acre property, it was all old mining and farmland. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. It’s now the country’s first, fully solar city, with a very low carbon footprint, a soon-to-open school, electric shuttles that will eventually be driverless, a cute town square with shops and an emphasis on the environment and preservation. Where most developers would build and sell as many homes as possible, for greater profit, Kitson’s vision from the beginning was preserving most of the open space, now encompassing several lakes and 50 miles of bike trails. The homes run from $ 190,000 to about $ 499,000. Residents can work in the town, but are not required to do so. The fully completed footprint will eventually be 19,500 homes. We think about the way we develop differently …. It’s the most environmentally responsible, the most sustainable new town that’s ever been developed, and, it’s the first solar-powered town in America. And we’re very proud of that. In January, the first two people moved in. Now, there are 150 homes under contract with an expectation that will there will be 250 families moved in by December. Eight developers are now building homes. The vision is a unique creation of a 45,000-person small city. But first came the enormous solar farm. Syd Kitson gave the land to Florida Power Light for free, which then spent more than $ 100,000,000 installing all the panels, wires and storage batteries. That solar-generated power now is shared throughout FPL’s grid, as Babcock Ranch’s demand, at this point, remains very small. John Woolschlager, an urban planningprofessor at nearby Florida Gulf Coast University, said all cities canultimately follow Babcock Ranch’s model, but Florida Gulf Coast University will take years. Babcock Ranch’s huge advantage was that Babcock Ranch huge advantage’s being built from scratch with theself-sustainability and pro-environment philosophy on the ground first.
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- أولاً, أولى, أول, أَوّلArabic
- пръв, първо, първенец, началоBulgarian
- དང་པོ།Tibetan Standard
- primerCatalan, Valencian
- zaprvé, první, prvněCzech
- først, første, forrestDanish
- Erste, erster, erstens, Novum, an erster Stelle, zuerstGerman
- πρώτος, πρωτίστως, πρώταGreek
- primeramente, primero, estreno, primera, para empezarSpanish
- aurreneko, lehenengoBasque
- نخست, نخستین, یکمین, اولین, یکم, اولPersian
- ykkönen, ensiksi, ensimmäinen, kerta, ensinnäkinFinnish
- fyrst, fyrri, fyrstiFaroese
- premier, premièrement, primo, première, avant tout, en premier lieu, d'abordFrench
- foarst, earstWestern Frisian
- aonú, céadIrish
- ceud, ciad, an toiseachScottish Gaelic
- yn chied, kiedManx
- पहला, प्रथमHindi
- premyeHaitian Creole
- առաջին, նախArmenian
- primo, primeInterlingua
- primo, prima, dapprimaItalian
- 第一, 先ず, 初, 最初, 先, 一番目, 初めてJapanese
- 첫째, 우선Korean
- prīmus, prīmum, primisLatin
- éischtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pirmas, pirmaLithuanian
- pirmais, pirmāLatvian
- tuatahi, mātāmuaMāori
- прв, најпрвин, најпрво, првоMacedonian
- origineel, eerste, eerstDutch
- łáaʼii góneʼ, áłtséNavajo, Navaho
- фыццагOssetian, Ossetic
- ਪਹਿਲਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- najpierw, pierwszyPolish
- لومړیPashto, Pushto
- primeiro, primeiraPortuguese
- hukñiqin, ñawpaQuechua
- emprem, emprimRomansh
- primă, primul, primRomanian
- пе́рвый, в пе́рвую о́чередь, во-пе́рвых, пре́жде всего́Russian
- primmu, primuSardinian
- پهريون, پهرِينSindhi
- први, prviSerbo-Croatian
- පළමුSinhala, Sinhalese
- po prvé, prvýSlovak
- först, förste, första, ettaSwedish
- ya kwanzaSwahili
- ఒకటవ, మొదటిTelugu
- якум, аввалTajik
- ที่หนึ่ง, เป็นครั้งแรกThai
- ilk, birinciTurkish
- ئاۋۋال, بىرىنچىUyghur, Uighur
- đầu tiên, thứ nhất, cơ bảnVietnamese
- -ey-ininme, prumî, prumireWalloon
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