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first as in before anything else
  • "first we must consider the garter snake"

Synonyms

  • firstly before anything else
  • foremost prominently forward; before anything else; ranking above all others; preceding all others in spatial position; situated closest to the bow
  • first of all before anything else
  • first off before anything else
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first as in the initial time
  • "when Felix first saw a garter snake"
first as in before another in time, space, or importance
  • "I was here first"
  • "let's do this job first"
first as in prominently forward
  • "he put his best foot foremost"

Synonyms

  • foremost prominently forward; before anything else; ranking above all others; preceding all others in spatial position; situated closest to the bow
first as in preceding all others in time or space or degree
  • "the first house on the right"
  • "the first day of spring"
  • "his first political race"
  • "her first baby"
  • "the first time"
  • "the first meetings of the new party"
  • "the first phase of his training"
first as in indicating the beginning unit in a series

    Synonyms

    • 1st indicating the beginning unit in a series
    first as in 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 Congress"
    • "the liner's maiden voyage"

    Synonyms

    • inaugural occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction; serving to set in motion; an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president) ; the ceremonial induction into a position
    • initiative serving to set in motion; readiness to embark on bold new ventures ; the first of a series of actions
    • initiatory serving to set in motion
    • maiden serving to set in motion; an unmarried girl (especially a virgin) ; (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
    first as in serving to begin
    • "the beginning canto of the poem"
    • "the first verse"

    Synonyms

    • beginning(a)
    first as in ranking above all others
    • "was first in her class"
    • "the foremost figure among marine artists"
    • "the top graduate"

    Synonyms

    • foremost prominently forward; before anything else; ranking above all others; preceding all others in spatial position; situated closest to the bow
    • world-class ranking above all others
    first as in highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
    • "first soprano"
    • "the first violin section"
    • "played first horn"
    first as in the first or highest in an ordering or series
    • "He wanted to be the first"

    Synonyms

    • number one a reference to yourself or myself etc.; the first or highest in an ordering or series; the first element in a countable series
    first as in the first element in a countable series
    • "the first of the month"

    Synonyms

    • number one a reference to yourself or myself etc.; the first or highest in an ordering or series; the first element in a countable series
    • number 1 the first element in a countable series
    first as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • beginning serving to begin; the event consisting of the start of something; the time at which something is supposed to begin; the first part or section of something; the place where something begins, where it springs into being; the act of starting something
    • commencement the time at which something is supposed to begin; an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred ; the act of starting something
    • outset the time at which something is supposed to begin
    • get-go the time at which something is supposed to begin
    • start the beginning of anything; the time at which something is supposed to begin; a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning); a sudden involuntary movement; the act of starting something; a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game ; a signal to begin (as in a race); the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; set in motion, cause to start; leave; have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; bring into being; get off the ground; move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; get going or set in motion; begin or set in motion; begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; play in the starting lineup ; have a beginning characterized in some specified way; begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; bulge outward
    • kickoff (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score ; the time at which something is supposed to begin; a start given to contestants
    • starting time the time at which something is supposed to begin
    • showtime the time at which something is supposed to begin
    • offset compensate for or counterbalance; make up for; cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface ; create an offset in; produce by offset printing; the time at which something is supposed to begin; a compensating equivalent ; a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips ; a natural consequence of development ; a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper ; structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
    first as in the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)

      Synonyms

      • first base the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball ; the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate) ; the initial stage in accomplishing something
      first as in an honours degree of the highest class

        Synonyms

        • first-class honours degree an honours degree of the highest class
        first as in the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
        • "used to start a car moving"

        Synonyms

        • first gear the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
        • low gear the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
        • low in a low position; make a low noise, characteristic of bovines ; an air mass of lower pressure; British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) ; a low level or position or degree; the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; literal meanings; very low in volume; unrefined in character; used of sounds and voices; of the most contemptible kind; low or inferior in station or quality; no longer sufficient; subdued or brought low in condition or status; filled with melancholy and despondency

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