first meaning

EN[fɜːst] [fɝst] [-ɜː(r)st]
  • First or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1).
  • First or 1st may also refer to:
  • First (Grindelwald), minor summit below the Schwarzhorn in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland
  • First (Kandersteg), mountain in Bernese Alps in Switzerland
  • First (magazine), a Singaporean movie magazine
  • First grade, in primary education
  • For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a world-wide youth robotics competition
  • First, a British undergraduate degree classification
  • FirstGroup, a large British transportation company operating buses, trains, coaches and trams
EN First

    Definition of first in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfirstsSUF-est
    1. NU The person or thing in the first position.
      1. He was the first to complete the course. ‎
    2. NU The first gear of an engine.
      1. NC Something that has never happened before; a new occurrence.
        1. This is a first. For once he has nothing to say. ‎
      2. NC (baseball) first base.
        1. There was a close play at first. ‎
      3. NC (Britain, colloquial) A first-class honours degree.
        1. NC COL A first-edition copy of some publication.
          1. A fraction of an integer ending in one.
            1. one forty-first of the estate ‎
          2. OBS Time; time granted; respite.
          3. Adjective
            1. Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest.
              1. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.
            2. Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest.
            3. Adverb
              1. Before anything else; firstly.
                1. Clean the sink first, before you even think of starting to cook. ‎
            4. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • At first the shilling each way I put on horses was not my own but the concession allowed me by the street bookmaker for the other bankers' bets I brought him.
                • Houghton and Sunderland South was the first constituency to declare in the 2015 general election.
                • In Noises Off we're hurled through the first act--in three different incarnations--from an imaginary very silly, veddy British sex farce, Nothing On, that's deservedly playing the provinces.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • First identified in 2007 from a child with febrile illness, SAFV are found in the stool of children with nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis and healthy children in Pakistan.
                • First we'll tenon this part, then we'll make a mortise that will fit it on that part.
                • First lash the great ones, but if thou be wise, In generall and doe not speciallize.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • If you hem and haw long enough, someone else will do it first.
                • I'm sick of having to hand-hold every new person we hire. Why can't we train them first?
                • Spencer read Greats at Oxford, taking a starred first.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Uncomparable adjectives
                • Adverbs
                  • Conjunctive adverbs
                    • Sequence adverbs
                    • Uncomparable adverbs
                    • Morphemes
                      • Suffixes
                        • Words by suffix
                          • Words suffixed with -est
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                          • Singularia tantum
                            • Uncountable nouns
                        Related Links:
                        1. en firstborn
                        2. en firstly
                        3. en firsthand
                        4. en firste
                        5. en firsts
                        Source: Wiktionary

                        Meaning of first for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "first" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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