Found 3 items, similar to first.
English → Indonesian
awal, dulu, perdana, pertama, terdahulu
English → English
adj 1: preceding all others in time or space or degree; “the first
house on the right”
; “the first day of spring”
first political race”
; “her first baby”
; “the first
; “the first meetings of the new party”
first phase of his training”
2: indicating the beginning unit in a series [syn: 1st
3: 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
; “the liner's maiden voyage”
4: serving to begin; “the beginning canto of the poem”
5: ranking above all others; “was first in her class”
foremost figure among marine artists”
; “the top graduate”
6: highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or
instruments or orchestra sections; “first soprano”
first violin section”
; “played first horn”
7: being the gear producing the lowest drive speed; “use first
gear on steep hills”
n 1: the first or highest in an ordering or series; “He wanted to
be the first”
[syn: number one
2: the first element in a countable series; “the first of the
[syn: number one
, number 1
3: 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”
, starting time
] [ant: middle
4: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who
is stationed at first base [syn: first base
5: an honours degree of the highest class [syn: first-class honours degree
6: the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor
vehicle; used to start a car moving [syn: first gear
, low gear
adv 1: before anything else; “first we must consider the garter
, first of all
, first off
2: the initial time; “when Felix first saw a garter snake”
[syn: for the first time
3: before another in time, space, or importance; “I was here
; “let's do this job first”
4: prominently forward; “he put his best foot foremost”
English → English
(f[~e]rst), a. [OE. first, furst, AS. fyrst; akin
to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. f["o]rste, OHG. furist, G.
f["u]rst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for, fore. See
, and cf. Formeer
1. 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.
2. Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
3. Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest;
as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
At first blush
. See under Blush
At first hand
, from the first or original source; without
the intervention of any agent.
It is the intention of the person to reveal it at
first hand, by way of mouth, to yourself. --Dickens.
(Plastering), the solid foundation of coarse
stuff, on which the rest is placed; it is thick, and
crossed with lines, so as to give a bond for the next
, Sunday; -- so called by the Friends.
(a) The ground floor. [U.S.]
(b) The floor next above the ground floor. [Eng.]
or First fruits
(a) The fruits of the season earliest gathered.
(b) (Feudal Law) One year's profits of lands belonging to
the king on the death of a tenant who held directly
(c) (Eng. Eccl. Law) The first year's whole profits of a
benefice or spiritual living.
(d) The earliest effects or results.
See, Father, what first fruits on earth are
From thy implanted grace in man! --Milton.
, an officer in a merchant vessel next in rank to
, same as Christian name
. See under Name
(Naut.), in the merchant service, same as
(Mil.), the ranking non-commissioned officer
in a company; the orderly sergeant. --Farrow.
(Naut.), the watch from eight to twelve at
midnight; also, the men on duty during that time.
, the highest quality or purest luster; -- said
of gems, especially of diamond and pearls.
Syn: Primary; primordial; primitive; primeval; pristine;
highest; chief; principal; foremost.
Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.;
-- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
Adam was first formed, then Eve. --1 Tim. ii.
, At the first
, at the beginning or origin.
First or last
, at one time or another; at the beginning or
And all are fools and lovers first or last.
, n. (Mus.)
The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or
instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the
air, and has a pre["e]minence in the combined effect.