Meaning of FIRST in English

n. Function: adjective

1 being number one in a series FF1C; the first day of the week FF1E;

Synonyms: foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leading

Contrasted Words: final, terminal, ultimate; interjacent, intermediary, intermediate, intervenient, intervening

Antonyms: last

2 preceding all others FF1C; succeeded at her first try FF1E;

Synonyms: earliest, initial, maiden, original, pioneer, primary, prime

Related Words: early, pristine; primal, primogenial, primordial

Contrasted Words: derivative, imitative, secondary

Antonyms: final

3 exceeding all others FF1C; he was the first statesman of his era FF1E;

Synonyms: arch, champion, chief, foremost, head, leading, premier, principal

Related Words: eminent, highest, preeminent, primary, prime, supreme; dominant, paramount, predominant, sovereign; main, outstanding

Contrasted Words: ancillary, auxiliary, secondary, subsidiary

Antonyms: subordinate

4 most rudimentary FF1C; had not the first chance of success FF1E;

Synonyms: least, slightest, smallest

Related Words: measly, slight, slim, trifling, trivial

Contrasted Words: considerable, goodly, significant, substantial, tolerable, worthwhile

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