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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firstborn, eldestadjective

    the offspring who came first in the order of birth

  2. firstborn, eldestadjective

    first in order of birth

    "the firstborn child"


  1. firstbornnoun

    The first child born to a parent; as, his firstborn was showered with gifts from relatives.


  1. firstbornnoun

    The first child to be born to a parent or family.

  2. firstbornadjective

    Born as the first one in a family, flock or the like.

  3. firstbornadjective

    Most excellent; most distinguished or exalted.

  4. Etymology: first + born


  1. Firstborn

    A firstborn (also known as an eldest child or sometimes firstling) is the first child born to in the birth order of a couple through childbirth. Historically, the role of the firstborn child has been socially significant, particularly for a firstborn son in patriarchal societies. In law, many systems have incorporated the concept of primogeniture, wherein the firstborn child inherits their parent's property. The firstborn in Judaism, the bechor, is also accorded a special position. While an only child will by definition also always be the "firstborn", in larger families the firstborn often perceives themself to be treated differently from later children.


  1. firstborn

    Firstborn refers to the child who is born first in the chronological order among the offspring of the same parents, or simply the first product of reproduction. It can also imply the eldest child in the family.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firstbornadjective

    first brought forth; first in the order of nativity; eldest; hence, most excellent; most distinguished or exalted


  1. Firstborn

    Firstborn is a 1984 drama film starring Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim, Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr.. It was filmed in New Jersey and New York State and was finally released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 31, 2012.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firstborn in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firstborn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of firstborn in a Sentence

  1. Tommy Baker:

    You took something from my family, from me. You took my heart, my firstborn, the sweetest little thing, its a loss that Ill never get over.

  2. Joshua Vallow:

    UNEARTHED REMAINS POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS THOSE OF CULT MOM LORI VALLOWS CHILDREN Ball said he was further informed by Gibb that Daybell and Lori Vallow told her that they held the religious belief that they were part of the Church of the Firstborn and their mission in that church was to lead the 144,000 mentioned in the Book of Revelation. They also stated their mission was to rid the world of zombies.

  3. Matthew Mangine Sr.:

    There were five AEDs on campus, yet no one retrieved an AED to apply to Matthew due to a lack of proper training. And because the coach was never given an emergency action plan nor was told where the nearest AED was – which was 250 feet away – by the time the ambulance arrived, it was too late. We lost our beautiful firstborn son.

  4. Michael Tran/FilmMagic:

    She will always be my daughter, that will never change, she is my firstborn child, and she is loved, and this is her moment for her to say whatever she wants to say regardless of whether or not it's true or not; she is forgiven. She is forgiven for what's happened in the last week to 10 days. She is forgiven for what has happened in this investigation that she has contributed to. She's forgiven for what she's gonna do today, and tomorrow.

  5. Catherine Salmon:

    If the firstborn can't excel at what the family values, for example, that position could shift to another child.

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