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1. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] preceding all others in time or space or degree.

Synonyms

  • prototypical
  • firstborn
  • archetypical
  • premiere
  • eldest
  • prototypic
  • primary
  • basic
  • prototypal
  • initial
  • prime
  • first-year
  • early
  • archetypal
  • original
  • front
  • premier
  • introductory

Antonyms

  • late
  • middle
  • last
  • secondary
  • back

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with First

  • unreimbursed
  • interspersed
  • unrehearsed
  • reimbursed
  • traversed
  • submersed
  • dispersed
  • disbursed
  • conversed
  • reversed
  • rehearsed
  • immersed
  • emersed
  • coerced
  • wurst
  • worst
  • werst
  • versed
  • thirst
  • pursed
  • nursed
  • merced
  • kirst
  • kerst
  • hurst
  • huerst
  • hirst
  • herst
  • hearst
  • gerst

How do you pronounce first?

Pronounce first as fərst.

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How do you spell first? Is it firt ?

A common misspelling of first is firt

Sentences with first


1. Adjective
Introduce yourself in the first paragraph and state the reason you are writing the letter.

Quotes about first


1. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
- Frederic Bastiat

2. I think Damien Hirst is hilarious. And I think he's a true artist. He's not hilarious first; I think he is a real artist, and I also think he's got an amazing sense of humor.
- Jemima Kirke

3. The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
- Walter Scott

2. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] indicating the beginning unit in a series.

Synonyms

  • ordinal

Antonyms

  • empty
  • immature

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. first

adverb. ['ˈfɝːst'] before anything else.

Synonyms

  • foremost
  • first of all
  • firstly

Antonyms

  • present
  • old
  • past
  • uncreative

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. first

adverb. ['ˈfɝːst'] the initial time.

Antonyms

  • conventional

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. first

noun. ['ˈfɝːst'] the first or highest in an ordering or series.

Synonyms

  • rank
  • former

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. first

noun. ['ˈfɝːst'] the first element in a countable series.

Synonyms

  • ordinal
  • number 1
  • no.
  • ordinal number

Antonyms

  • stop
  • close
  • stand still
  • go off

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. first

adverb. ['ˈfɝːst'] prominently forward.

Antonyms

  • aft

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] serving to begin.

Synonyms

  • beginning

Antonyms

  • derived
  • nonstandard

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] serving to set in motion.

Synonyms

  • maiden
  • initiatory
  • initiative
  • opening

Antonyms

  • acidic
  • amphoteric
  • disapprove
  • inferior

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] ranking above all others.

Synonyms

  • best
  • world-class

Antonyms

  • inessential
  • unimportant
  • incidental

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))
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