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Meaning of first

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: before anything else; "first we must consider the garter
             snake" [syn: {first}, {firstly}, {foremost}, {first of
             all}, {first off}]
      2: the initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake" [syn:
         {first}, {for the first time}]
      3: before another in time, space, or importance; "I was here
         first"; "let's do this job first"
      4: prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost" [syn:
         {foremost}, {first}]
      adj 1: preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the
             first house on the right"; "the first day of spring";
             "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first
             time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first
             phase of his training" [ant: {last}]
      2: indicating the beginning unit in a series [syn: {first},
      3: serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue";
         "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory
         step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in
         Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage" [syn: {inaugural},
         {initiative}, {initiatory}, {first}, {maiden}]
      4: serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the
         first verse" [syn: {beginning(a)}, {first}]
      5: ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the
         foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"
         [syn: {first}, {foremost}, {world-class}]
      6: highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or
         instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the
         first violin section"; "played first horn" [ant: {second}]
      n 1: the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted
           to be the first" [syn: {first}, {number one}]
      2: the first element in a countable series; "the first of the
         month" [syn: {first}, {number one}, {number 1}]
      3: the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got
         an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the
         man for her" [syn: {beginning}, {commencement}, {first},
         {outset}, {get-go}, {start}, {kickoff}, {starting time},
         {showtime}, {offset}] [ant: {end}, {ending}, {middle}]
      4: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is
         stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting
         counterclockwise from home plate) [syn: {first base},
      5: an honours degree of the highest class [syn: {first}, {first-
         class honours degree}]
      6: the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor
         vehicle; used to start a car moving [syn: {first gear},
         {first}, {low gear}, {low}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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