Meaning of FIRST in English

I. adjective see: fare Date: before 12th century preceding all others in time, order, or importance: as, earliest, being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle, having the highest or most prominent part among a group of similar voices or instruments , II. adverb Date: before 12th century 1. before another in time, space, or importance, in the ~ place, for the ~ time, in preference to something else ; sooner , III. noun Date: 13th century see: number something that is ~: as, the ~ occurrence or item of a kind, the ~ forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle, the highest or chief voice or instrument of a group, an article of commerce of the finest grade, the winning or highest place in a competition, examination, or contest, ~ base

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