first

first
[[t]fɜrst[/t]]
adj.
1) being before all others with respect to time, order, rank, importance, etc., used as the ordinal number of
one[/ex]
2) mad highest or chief among several voices or instruments of the same class:
first alto; first horn[/ex]
3) aum
low I, 28)
4) cvb (often cap.) being a member of the household or an intimate acquaintance of the president of the U.S. or of the governor of a state:
the First Lady; Checkers, the first dog[/ex]
5) before all others or anything else in time, order, rank, etc
6) before some other thing, event, etc.:
If you're going, phone first[/ex]
7) for the first time
8) in preference to something else; rather; sooner:
I'd die first[/ex]
9) in the first place; firstly
10) the person or thing that is first in time, order, rank, etc
11) the beginning
12) the first part; first member of a series
13) mad inf the voice or instrument that takes the highest or chief part in its class, esp. in an orchestra or chorus
14) aum low gear; first gear
15) the winning position or rank in a race or other competition
16) bus Usu., firsts
bus products of the highest quality or those produced without flaws
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE fyr(e) st first′ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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