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first

first

pronunciation:
fuhrst
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
phrases:
first off
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: indicating rank or position before all others.
synonyms:
blue-ribbon, cardinal, earliest, foremost, initial, leading, main, original, paramount, premier, premiere, primal, primary, prime, principal
antonyms:
last
similar words:
best, chief, matchless, nonpareil, peerless, predominant, preeminent, sovereign, supreme, top, unparalleled
definition 2: indicating rank or position before second.
synonyms:
earliest, initial, leading, original
similar words:
former, maiden, premier, primal
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in the position or at a point in time before all others.
synonyms:
foremost
antonyms:
finally, last
definition 2: in the position before second; firstly.
synonyms:
firstly, initially
antonyms:
last
similar words:
early
phrase: first off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the member of a series in the position before all others.
synonyms:
primary, top
antonyms:
last
similar words:
nonpareil, original
definition 2: the member of a series in the position before second.
synonyms:
primary, top
similar words:
alpha, initial
definition 3: the winning place in a race or contest.
similar words:
blue ribbon, victory, win
definition 4: beginning; outset.
doomed from the first
synonyms:
beginning, commencement, genesis, inception, origin, outset, start
similar words:
birth, primary