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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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  • displace
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  • embrace
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  • incase
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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. base

verb. ['ˈbeɪs'] use as a basis for; found on.

Synonyms

  • found
  • ground
  • build

Antonyms

  • misfortune
  • good luck
  • success
  • outside

Etymology

  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bassus (Latin)
  • base (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • basis (Latin)

9. base

adjective. ['ˈbeɪs'] serving as or forming a base.

Synonyms

  • basic

Antonyms

  • dependent
  • mild

Etymology

  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bassus (Latin)
  • base (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • basis (Latin)

10. base

noun. ['ˈbeɪs'] installation from which a military force initiates operations.

Synonyms

  • navy base
  • rocket base
  • base of operations
  • army base
  • air station
  • firebase
  • military installation

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • natural object
  • get up
  • turn out

Etymology

  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bassus (Latin)
  • base (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • basis (Latin)

Example sentences of the word first-base


1. Noun Phrase
Assign position numbers one through six to the pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman and shortstop, respectively.

2. Noun Phrase
If a batter hits a single, for example, highlight the line between home plate and first base, then continue highlighting if the runner advances.

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