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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.

First Quotations

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. - Nikos Kazantzakis
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Nikos Kazantzakis

The first duty of love is to listen. - Paul Tillich
The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - Mark Twain
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Buddha
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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