first

first
first ORDINAL NUMBER 1) coming before all others in time or order; earliest; 1st. 2) before doing something else specified or implied. 3) foremost in position, rank, or importance. 4) informal something never previously achieved or occurring. 5) Brit. a place in the top grade in an examination for a degree.
at first — Cf. ↑at first
first and foremost — Cf. ↑first and foremost
first and last — Cf. ↑first and last
first of all — Cf. ↑first of all
first off — Cf. ↑first off
first past the post — Cf. ↑first past the post
first thing — Cf. ↑first thing
first things first — Cf. ↑first things first
first up — Cf. ↑first up
in the first place — Cf. ↑in the first place
of the first order (or magnitude) — Cf. ↑of the first order
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • First — (f[ e]rst), a. [OE. first, furst, AS. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. f[ o]rste, OHG. furist, G. f[ u]rst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for, fore. See {For}, {Fore}, and cf. {Formeer}, {Foremost}.] 1. Preceding all others of a series… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • First — or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one. It can also refer to:* FIRST, a science and technology competition founded by Dean Kamen * FIRST (CERT), Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams * Ruth First (1925 1982), a leading anti… …   Wikipedia

  • First In — – First Out (engl. etwa „Zuerst rein – zuerst raus“), häufig abgekürzt mit FIFO, gleichbedeutend mit First Come First Served bzw. FCFS, bezeichnet jegliche Verfahren der Speicherung, bei denen diejenigen Elemente, die zuerst gespeichert wurden,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • First TV — was the name of a cable television network that was operated in New Zealand s two main North Island cities, Auckland and Wellington by Telecom New Zealand in the 1990s.Trial stage First Media was a stupidly owned subsidiary of Telecom NZ. First… …   Wikipedia

  • First — steht für: die obere Schnittkante von zwei Dachflächen, siehe Dachfirst eine Reihe von Gipfeln eines Gebirges, siehe Gebirgskamm in der Geologie die Schicht im unmittelbaren Kontakt zum Bezugshorizont, siehe Hangendes im Bergbau für das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • first — I (earlier) adjective aboriginal, anterior, earlier, earliest, embryonic, inaugural, incipient, introductory, previous, primeval, primitive, prior associated concepts: at first impression, first lien, first reading, first stages of litigation, on …   Law dictionary

  • First. (EP) — First is Denise Ho s debut album.Infobox Album Name = first. (EP) Version 1 Type = EP Longtype = Artist = Denise Ho Released = March 28, 2001 Recorded = Genre = Cantopop Length = Label = Capital Artists Limited Producer = Reviews = Last album =… …   Wikipedia

  • FIRST — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le mot anglais first (premier) peut faire référence à : The First, comics américain Frist (casques), nom d un fabriquant de casques de moto. First… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • First — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda First Single por Lindsay Lohan del Álbum Speak Lanzado 30 de agosto, 2005 Formato CD Maxi Single Descarga Grabación 2004 …   Wikipedia Español

  • First — (f[ e]rst), adv. Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; much used in composition with adjectives and participles. [1913 Webster] Adam was first formed, then Eve. 1 Tim. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] {At first}, {At the first}, at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • FIRST — First  общеупотребительное английское слово, которое может переводиться как первый, ближайший, самый ранний, лучший, главный, начало, ранее, сначала и т. д. В силу позитивности звучания и значения часто используется в аббревиатурах …   Википедия

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