Synonyms for first


Grammar : Adj, adv
Spell : furst
Phonetic Transcription : fɜrst

Top 10 synonyms for first Other synonyms for the word first

Définition of first

Origin :
  • Old English fyrst "foremost," superlative of fore; from Proto-Germanic *furisto- (cf. Old Saxon fuirst "first," Old High German furist, Old Norse fyrstr, Danish første, Old Frisian ferist, Middle Dutch vorste "prince," Dutch vorst "first," German Fürst "prince"), superlative of *fur-/*for-, from PIE root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).
  • First-class (adj.) is from 1837; first-rate (1660s) is from classes of warships in the British navy. First aid is that given at the scene, pending the arrival of a doctor.
  • First Lady as an informal title for the wife of a U.S. president was in use by 1908, short for First lady of the land (by 1863 with reference to the president's wife). First name is attested from mid-13c.; first-born is from mid-14c. First base "a start" (1938) is a figurative use from the game of baseball.
  • adj earliest in order
  • adj highest in importance
  • adv at the beginning
Example sentences :
  • "He'd better improve his whiskers first thing he does," suggested Percival.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • From the first moment you spoke, I have felt this mysterious power.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • But the first words he uttered showed a total unconsciousness of past events.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Yes, dearest Philothea; but not till she had first told me of her own marriage with Geta.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Milza was the first to observe that her absence was unusually protracted.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Maidens of the first families were selected to embroider the sacred peplus.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • He spent such an evening there at the end of their first month in New York.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Why, of course not, Uncle Peter; only I had to look around some at first,—for a year or so.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Uncle Peter had first declared that the thought of food sickened him.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • In the matter of minor industries, sericulture holds a first rank.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest

Antonyms for first

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