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first British & World English

Coming before all others in time or order; earliest; 1st

first English Thesaurus

the first chapter of Genesis

at first British & World English

At the beginning; in the initial stage or stages

first off British & World English

As a first point; firstly

first aid British & World English

Help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available

first blood British & World English

The first shedding of blood, especially in a boxing match or formerly in duelling with swords

first thing British & World English

Early in the morning; before anything else

First Cause British & World English

A supposed ultimate cause of all events, which does not itself have a cause, identified with God

first class British & World English

A set of people or things grouped together as the best

first cost British & World English

Another term for prime cost.

first down British & World English

The score achieved by a team who have kept possession of the ball by advancing at least ten yards in a series of four downs

first floor British & World English

The floor of a building above the ground floor

first-foot British & World English

Be the first person to cross the threshold of the house of (someone) in the New Year, in accordance with a Scottish custom

first gear British & World English

The lowest in a set of gears on a vehicle, used when travelling very slowly

first-hand British & World English

(Of information or experience) from the original source or personal experience; direct

First Lady British & World English

The wife of the President of the US or other head of state

first light British & World English

The time when light first appears in the morning; dawn

first mate British & World English

The officer second in command to the master of a merchant ship

first name British & World English

A personal name given to someone at birth or baptism and used before a family name

first night British & World English

The first public performance of a play or show

first-order British & World English

Relating to the simplest or most fundamental level of organization, experience, or analysis; primary or immediate

first post British & World English

(In the British armed forces) the first of two bugle calls giving notice of the hour of retiring at night

first-rate British & World English

Of the best class or quality; excellent

First State British & World English

Informal name for Delaware.

First World British & World English

The industrialized capitalist countries of western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand

feet first British & World English

With the feet in front

head first British & World English

With the head in front of the rest of the body

first-class English Thesaurus

a first-class hotel

first-hand English Thesaurus

they have first-hand experience of bringing up children

first name English Thesaurus

my first name's Gordon

first-rate English Thesaurus

they have done a first-rate job

head first English Thesaurus

she dived head first into the water

double first British & World English

A university degree with first-class honours in two subjects or two major examinations

First Consul British & World English

The title held by Napoleon Bonaparte from 1799 to 1804, when he became Emperor of France

first-degree British & World English

Denoting burns that affect only the surface of the skin and cause reddening

First Empire British & World English

The period of the reign of Napoleon I as emperor of the French (1804–15)

first family British & World English

A family considered to rank first in social prestige or pedigree in a particular place

first finger British & World English

The finger next to the thumb; the forefinger; the index finger

first fruits British & World English

The first agricultural produce of a season, especially when given as an offering to God

First Nation British & World English

(In Canada) an indigenous American Indian community officially recognized as an administrative unit by the federal government or functioning as such without official status

first-nighter British & World English

A person who attends a first night

first officer British & World English

The first mate on a merchant ship

first reading British & World English

The first presentation of a bill to a legislative assembly, to permit its introduction

first refusal British & World English

The privilege of deciding whether to accept or reject something before it is offered to others

first school British & World English

A school for children from five to nine years old

first strike British & World English

An attack with nuclear weapons designed to destroy the enemy’s nuclear weapons before use

first string British & World English

The best players on a team, the ones that normally play the most


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