first

[ furst ]
/ fɜrst /

adjective

adverb

noun

Idioms for first

Origin of first

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fyr(e)st (see fore1, -est1); cognate with German Fürst prince

OTHER WORDS FROM first

first·ness, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for first

first
/ (fɜːst) /

adjective (usually prenominal)

noun

adverb

See also firsts

Word Origin for first

Old English fyrest; related to Old Saxon furist, Old Norse fyrstr, German Fürst prince, one who is first in rank
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Medical definitions for first

first
[ fûrst ]

adj.

Coming before all others in order or location.
Occurring or acting before all others in time; earliest.
Being the innermost digit, especially on a foot.

Other words from first

first n.
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Idioms and Phrases with first

first

In addition to the idioms beginning with first

  • first and foremost
  • first and last
  • first blush
  • first come, first served
  • first cousin
  • first hand
  • first of all
  • first off
  • first thing
  • first things first

also see:

  • at first
  • at first blush
  • at first hand
  • cast the first stone
  • get to first base
  • if at first you don't succeed
  • in the first place
  • in the (first) flush of
  • love at first sight
  • not know beans (the first thing)
  • of the first water
  • on a first-name basis
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