Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun first

6 senses of first

Sense 1
first, number one -- (the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first")
       => rank -- (relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority")

Sense 2
first, number one, number 1 -- (the first element in a countable series; "the first of the month")
       => ordinal number, ordinal, no. -- (the number designating place in an ordered sequence)

Sense 3
beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset -- (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")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 4
first base, first -- (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))
       => position -- ((in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?")

Sense 5
first, first-class honours degree -- (an honours degree of the highest class)
       => honours, honours degree -- (a university degree with honors)

Sense 6
first gear, first, low gear, low -- (the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving)
       => gear, gear mechanism -- (a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle))

Antonyms of adj first

6 senses of first

Sense 1
first (vs. last) -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")

last (vs. first) -- (coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel")
        => senior (prenominal), fourth-year -- (used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college; "the senior prom")
        => sunset (prenominal) -- (providing for termination; "a program with a sunset provision")
        => ultimate -- (being the last or concluding element of a series; "the ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable")

Sense 2
first, 1st -- (indicating the beginning unit in a series)

INDIRECT (VIA ordinal) -> cardinal -- (being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers")

Sense 3
inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA opening) -> closing -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")

Sense 4
beginning (prenominal), first -- (serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse")

INDIRECT (VIA opening) -> closing -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")

Sense 5
first, foremost, world-class -- (ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate")

INDIRECT (VIA best) -> worst -- ((superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year")

Sense 6
first (vs. second) -- (highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn")

second (vs. first) -- (a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins")

Similarity of adj first

6 senses of first

Sense 1
first (vs. last) -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")
       => archetypal, archetypical, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical -- (representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned; "archetypal patterns"; "she was the prototypal student activist")
       => basic, introductory -- (serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course")
       => initial -- (occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation")
       => firstborn, eldest -- (first in order of birth; "the firstborn child")
       => freshman, first-year -- (used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college); "a freshman senator"; "freshman year in high school or college")
       => original -- (preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed; "the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement")
       => premier, premiere -- (preceding all others in time; "the premiere showing")
       => premier (prenominal), prime (prenominal) -- (first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister")
       => prime (prenominal) -- (used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover")
          Also See-> early#1; front#1; original#3; primary#1

Sense 2
first, 1st -- (indicating the beginning unit in a series)
       => ordinal (vs. cardinal) -- (being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh")

Sense 3
inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden -- (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")
       => opening (vs. closing) -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

Sense 4
beginning (prenominal), first -- (serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse")
       => opening (vs. closing) -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

Sense 5
first, foremost, world-class -- (ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate")
       => best (vs. worst) -- ((superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit")

Sense 6
first (vs. second) -- (highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn")

Synonyms of adv first

4 senses of first

Sense 1
first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first off -- (before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake")

Sense 2
first, for the first time -- (the initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake")

Sense 3
first -- (before another in time, space, or importance; "I was here first"; "let's do this job first")

Sense 4
foremost, first -- (prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost")

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