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first meaning

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  • 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
  • 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
                • You won't hit more than three whoop-dee-doo ridges with the front wheel first without doing an endo, so that plan-ahead action is something you adapt to rather suddenly.
                • They had lost the key, and the lock stymied the first three locksmiths they called.
                • During the Crusade, they encountered the first batch of jihadists near the coast.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • First lash the great ones, but if thou be wise, In generall and doe not speciallize.
                • 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.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • I'm sick of having to hand-hold every new person we hire. Why can't we train them first?
                • You'll get a better flavour from the chicken if you marinate it first.
                • Not to floccinaucinihilipilificate your other theories, Graydon, but perhaps it would be beneficial to answer this question first?

            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.
            • 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
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