first - noun

  • the first or highest in an ordering or series
  • the first element in a countable series
  • the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • 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)
  • an honours degree of the highest class
  • the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

  • first - adjective

    • preceding all others in time or space or degree
    • highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
    • indicating the beginning unit in a series
    • serving to set in motion
    • serving to begin
    • ranking above all others

    first - adverb

    • before anything else
    • the initial time
    • before another in time, space, or importance
    • prominently forward

    first - thesaurus

    1st   beginning   commencement   firstly   foremost   inaugural   initiative   initiatory   kickoff   low   maiden   offset   outset   showtime   start  

    View spelling list ir words and learn about the word first in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 11. Spelling choices for /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ear + wor.

    Scrabble score for first

    f is 4 i is 1 r is 1 s is 1 t is 1
    Scrabble score = 8

    generated at 18:06:36 on 30-11-23

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