- first in the order of birth; eldest.
- a firstborn child.
- a first result or product.
Origin of firstborn
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Examples from the Web for firstborn
The christening of their firstborn Wednesday is a chance for William and Kate to honor and reward their most loyal buddies.Prince George’s Christening Will Reveal Kate and Will’s Closest, Most Loyal Pals
October 22, 2013
The throne should go to the firstborn child, male or female.The Real Reason Why Kate Isn't Pregnant Yet?
May 17, 2012
Foer began writing Eating Animals when his wife, the novelist Nicole Krauss, was expecting their firstborn son.Foer's Call to Arms
November 1, 2009
DeMille showed three plagues—turning the Nile into blood, hail, and killing the firstborn sons.It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Moses!
October 5, 2009
Come here, Philip—my own Philip—my son, my hope, my firstborn!Night and Morning, Complete
He stopped and covered his ears to close out the cry of his firstborn.The Hoofer
Walter M. Miller
What a man must sacrifice was what he loved most, and that was his firstborn child.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
They took my son, my firstborn, and I was silent, though it brake my heart.The White Lady of Hazelwood
Emily Sarah Holt
And when she put my firstborn son into my arms, I had no high thoughts.The Dew of Their Youth
S. R. Crockett