What is first?

  • (adv): The initial time.
    Example: "When Felix first saw a garter snake"
    Synonyms: for the first time
    See also — Additional definitions below


First or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one. First or 1st may also refer to:

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More definitions of "first":

  • (noun): The first element in a countable series.
    Example: "The first of the month"
    Synonyms: number one, number 1
  • (adj): Ranking above all others.
    Example: "Was first in her class"
    Synonyms: foremost, world-class
  • (adv): Prominently forward.
    Synonyms: foremost
  • (adj): Being the gear producing the lowest drive speed.
    Example: "Use first gear on steep hills"
    Synonyms: low
  • (adj): Indicating the beginning unit in a series.
    Synonyms: 1st
  • (adj): Preceding all others in time or space or degree.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): The first or highest in an ordering or series.
    Example: "He wanted to be the first"
    Synonyms: number one
  • (adv): Before another in time, space, or importance.
    Example: "I was here first"; "let's do this job first"
  • (adj): Highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections.
    Example: "First soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn"
  • (adj): Serving to begin.
    Example: "The first verse"
    Synonyms: beginning
  • (noun): The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving.
    Synonyms: first gear, low gear, low
  • (noun): The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base.
    Synonyms: first base