Textual thesaurus for "first"

(adj) world-class, foremost

ranking above all others

was first in her class; the foremost figure among marine artists; the top graduate

(adj) beginning

serving to begin

the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

(adj) maiden, initiative, initiatory, inaugural

serving to set in motion

the magazine's inaugural issue; the initiative phase in the negotiations; an initiatory step toward a treaty; his first (or maiden) speech in Congress; the liner's maiden voyage

(adj) 1st

indicating the beginning unit in a series

(adv) first of all, first off, firstly, foremost

before anything else

first we must consider the garter snake

(adv) for the first time

the initial time

when Felix first saw a garter snake

(adv) foremost

prominently forward

he put his best foot foremost

(noun) first base

the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)

(noun) first gear, low, low gear

the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

(noun) first-class honours degree

an honours degree of the highest class

(noun) number 1, number one

the first element in a countable series

the first of the month

(noun) number one

the first or highest in an ordering or series

He wanted to be the first

(noun) start, starting time, showtime, beginning, get-go, outset, offset, commencement, kickoff

the time at which something is supposed to begin

they got an early start; she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her