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Definition of First

First

  1. 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.
  2. Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
  3. Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
  4. Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
  5. The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.
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First Translations

first in Afrikaans is eers, eerste
first in Dutch is eerste
first in French is premier
first in Italian is primo, dapprima
first in Latin is primo, primitus, primoris, primoris, primoris
first in Portuguese is primeiramente, primeiro
first in Spanish is primeramente, primera, primero
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