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FIRST is the only ordinal number which has its letters in alphabetical order.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun first:


The word first is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun first

What does first mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: firsts

  1. the first or highest in an ordering or series
    • example: He wanted to be the first
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of first: number one
    • more generic word: rank = relative status
    • more specific word: former = the first of two or the first mentioned of two
  2. the first element in a countable series
  3. the time at which something is supposed to begin
  4. 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)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of first: first base
    • more generic word: position = the role assigned to an individual player
    • member of: baseball team = a team that plays baseball
  5. an honours degree of the highest class
  6. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

Definition of the adjective first

What does first mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. preceding all others in time or space or degree
  2. indicating the beginning unit in a series
  3. serving to set in motion
  4. serving to begin
  5. ranking above all others
  6. highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
    • examples: first soprano | the first violin section | played first horn
    • domain: music
    • antonym: second

Alternative definition of the adjective first


  1. Having no predecessor. The ordinal number corresponding to one.

Definition of the adverb first

What does first mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. before anything else
  2. the initial time
    • example: when Felix first saw a garter snake
  3. before another in time, space, or importance
    • examples: I was here first | let's do this job first
  4. prominently forward

Alternative definition of the adverb first


  1. Before anything else; firstly.


  1. First is a minor summit on the slopes of the Schwarzhorn in the Bernese Oberland. It is mostly known as a cable car station above Grindelwald and as a popular hiking area with the Bachalpsee in proximity. It is also the destination of the classic hike: Schynige Platte-Faulhorn-First.
  2. The First is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, overlooking Kandersteg in the canton of Bern.

There are other places with in their name, like First Avenue, First Church, First Colony, First Street, First Temple, 111 First Street, First French Empire, Peguis First Nation, First Baptist Church, Tobique First Nation, French First Republic, First Bulgarian Empire, First Methodist Church, Sandy Bay First Nation, Eel Ground First Nation, Elsipogtog First Nation, First Austrian Republic, M'Chigeeng First Nation, St. Mary's First Nation and Tsawwassen First Nation.


Who is First?

First a.k.a. Ekkaphong Jongkesakorn is an actor.


First is a defunct organization, record label.


  1. "First": F1RST is the fifth studio album by R&B singer O'Bryan, his first release in more than 20 years. It was released on O'Bryan's independent label, Headstorm, on Valentine's Day 2007.
  2. "First" is a pop rock song recorded by American singer Lindsay Lohan for her debut album Speak. It was released as the album's third and final single on May 10, 2005. The song was released to help promote Lohan's film, Herbie: Fully Loaded, in which it appears on the soundtrack. The song failed to chart in the United States, but it performed well in other countries such as Taiwan.
  3. "First" is the first solo album by David Gates of Bread. The musicians include: Jimmy Getzoff, Jim Gordon, Jim Horn, John Guerin, Larry Carlton, Larry Knechtel, Louie Shelton, Mike Botts and Russ Kunkel.
    • genre: Pop rock
    • released in (43 years ago)
  4. "First" a.k.a. "Ash Ra Tempel": Ash Ra Tempel is the eponymous debut album by the Krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel. It was recorded in March 1971 and released in June 1971 on Ohr. The most recent reissue has been in 2011 on MG Art. It has elements of Kraut rock, progressive rock, and ambient music.
  5. "First" is the first official recording by the metal band Baroness. The art work was done by Baroness singer John Baizley.
  6. "First" is Raymond Lam's fifth album and very first Mandarin album. Released on March 4, 2011 (Originally March 1st). The album contains 10 tracks. Several songs from this album are Mandarin versions of the songs released in Raymond's previous albums, including Come 2 Me, Let's Get Wet, and Searching For You In Loving Memories. Before the album was launched, some of these songs were already released as TVB drama theme-song singles.
  7. "First" is a 2001 Cantonese-language debut album by Denise Ho.
    • genre: Cantopop
    • released on (14 years ago)
  8. "First": Was released at 16/02/2015. Was available for pre-order on Google Play at 16/12/2014. First single "Go" at 16/10/2014. Second single "Air" at 16/01/2015.
  9. "First" is a musical single of Private Taste.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  10. "First" is a musical album of Thomas Kukula.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  11. "First" is a musical album of Robbie Rivera.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  12. "First" is a musical album of Iris Kroes.
    • released on
  13. "First" is a musical album of XLBaron.
    • released on
  14. "First" is a musical album of Der Blutharsch.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  15. "First" is a musical EP of Tangled Hair.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  16. "First" is a musical album of DSC.
    • released on
  17. "First" is a musical album of The Gyres.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  18. "First" is a musical album of Black Ganion.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  19. "First" is a musical album of Kontrol.
  20. "First" is a musical EP of Moonshake.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  21. "First" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  22. "First" is a musical album of Dawn of Midi.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  23. "First" is a musical album of Winta.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  24. "First" is a musical single of Surgeon.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  25. "First" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  26. "First" a.k.a. "First!" is a musical album of Tommy Vee.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  27. "FIRST" is a musical album of Tortoise Matsumoto.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  28. "First" is a musical single of Mind Evolutions.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  29. "First" is a musical single of Der Blutharsch.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  30. "First" is a musical EP of Archaeopteryx Ultraavantgarda.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  31. "first" is a musical album of Rose of Rose.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  32. "First" is a musical album of SELA..
    • released on
  33. "First" is a musical album of Hohenhaslacher Musikanten.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  34. "First" is the 2005 single by Lindsay Lohan.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  35. "First" is a musical album of Cast in Silence.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  36. "First" is a musical album of B3.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  37. "First" is a musical single of Hennes & Cold.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  38. "First" is a composition.
  39. "First" is a musical album of WaTri.
  40. "First" is a musical album of Dies Irae.
  41. "First" is a musical album of Back to Earth.
    • released in (25 years ago)


"First" is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Caroline Rowland.

  • language: English Language
  • producer: Caroline Rowland
  • genre: Documentary film
  • released on


  1. FIRST a.k.a. First Racing was an Italian motor racing team founded by Lamberto Leoni, which competed in International Formula 3000 from 1987 to 1991. The team built a car for entry into the 1989 Formula One series, designed by Richard Divila, and powered by a Judd V8 engine. Italian Gabriele Tarquini was signed to drive the lone entry, giving it a run at the 1989 Attilio Bettega Memorial event in Bologna and the Formula One Indoor Trophy. However, the chassis itself was poorly built, and Divila disowned the design, claiming it was unsafe, even going as far as saying that the car was good for nothing but "an interesting flowerpot". The car then failed a mandatory FIA pre-season crash test, and FIRST withdrew before the opening Brazilian Grand Prix, folding thereafter when attempts to regroup and strengthen the chassis failed to come together.
  2. First is a magazine, periodical.
  3. First is a mnemonic acronym for business communications.
  4. First is a magazine.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for First

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Google previewA Practical Introduction to Computer Architecture (2009)

by Daniel Page

Loading the critical word first means the cache can complete the request from the processor faster since it does not need to wait for other loads from main memory. That is, once it loads the value at address 2 it can return this to the processor ...

Google previewThe True You (2011)

Tools to Excavate, Explore, and Evolve by Jennifer M. Blair

Being first means knowing yourself, doing your best and asking for what you want . It starts with being clear about your needs, being proactive in achieving your dreams, and getting fierce for your desires. Making yourself a priority means ...

Google previewHeinemann First Encyclopedia (2005)

by Heinemann Library (Firm)

The first ships The first known ships were built in Egypt about 6,000 years ago.

Google previewThe First Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2013)

A Gift for Sigmund Freud's 80th Birthday by Richard Sterba

Thus, the first great act of civilisation was achieved by the taming of instinct, just as were all of humanity's other civilising acts. final (teleological; final) Teleological is the name we give to a scientific way of looking at things which asks about the ...

Google previewNoah Webster and the First American Dictionary (2005)

by Luisanna Fodde Melis

The first dictionaries were published in England in the fifteenth century as translations between English and Latin and between French and English. Modern lexicography started with the publication of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the ...

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Quotes about First

That First Kiss
Every girl longs
for, that first kiss
That First Kiss
That makes A girl
fall in love........
That First Kiss is
Desired by many, but
Will just be another
A person will wait for
That First Kiss....... (Katie Aguirre)
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Scrabble value of F4I1R1S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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