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Definition of First

  • Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign.
  • Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
  • Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
  • Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
  • The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preëminence in the combined effect.
  • 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)
  • the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
  • an honours degree of the highest class
  • the first element in a countable series
  • the first or highest in an ordering or series
  • the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • before anything else
  • the initial time
  • prominently forward
  • before another in time, space, or importance
  • preceding all others in time or space or degree
  • highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections

How to use first in a sentence. First pronunciation.

But I said coldly, and with what was near to anger, that he should link his name and fate with that of Luke Claridge: "Which of ye two goes first is God's will, and according to His wisdom.
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The Prince Pasha had settled that with David, however, at their first meeting, when David had kept on his hat and offered Kaid his hand.
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The first son, who was but a year older, and was as dark as he was fair, had inherited-had seized-all his father's wealth.
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Then, with a complacent look upon them all, he slowly left the room by the door out of which David and Kaid had first passed.
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All that he had heard recalled to him his first readings in the Old Testament-the story of Nebuchadnezzar, of Belshazzar, of Ahasuerus-of Ahasuerus!
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He went hastily and noiselessly-his footfall was light for so heavy a man-through the large room to the farther side from that by which David and Kaid had first entered.
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First, Nahoum told the story of David's coming, and Kaid's treatment of himself, the foreshadowing of his own doom.
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There were things to be said for the first and last time and then be buried for ever.
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But he could not prevent the suggestion suddenly flashing into his mind that she had thought of herself first and last.
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For the first time in his life he had a shrinking from the light, and from the sun which he had loved like a Persian, had, in a sense, unconsciously worshipped.
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To-day I know that in the Palace where I was summoned to my first: duty with the Prince, every step I took was shadowed, every motion recorded, every look or word noted and set down.
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You have shown me that I was right in my first impulse, and that is all I can say for myself.
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After the first exclamation of horror, Hylda had sat rigid, listening as though under a spell.
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At first he also had been overcome inwardly, but his nerves were cool, his head was clear, and he listened to Nahoum, thinking out his course meanwhile.
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The suggestion in his words had seemed natural; but, from the first, a sharp suspicion was in the mind of Hylda, and his last words had convinced her that if Nahoum did not surely know the truth, he suspected it all too well.
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At first it seemed to her that a trap had been set, and that David was to be the victim of Oriental duplicity; but revolt, as she did, from the miserable creature before them, she saw at last that he spoke the truth.
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David's servant, Mahommed Hassan, whom he had had since first he came to Egypt, was gliding from the room-a large, square-shouldered fellow of over six feet, dressed in a plain blue yelek, but on his head the green turban of one who had done a pilgrimage to Mecca.
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He heard David's voice, at first dimly, then understandingly.
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He roused himself and spoke, but at first his speech was broken and smothered.
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For the first time since the day of his banishment Achmet the Ropemaker was invited to Kaid's Palace.
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Examples of First

Example #1
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
Example #2
Yet his blue eyes looked kindly at me, and now he began to nod pleasantly.
Example #3
Now, with amusement in his eyes, Prince Kaid watched David coming up the great hall.
Example #4
They themselves wore red tarbooshes, as did the Prince; yet all of them knew that the European custom of showing respect was by doffing the hat.
Example #5
He had lived abroad for some years in France and England.
Example #6
He was the second son of his father.