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Definition for: first

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
know much after #96: first down good never

Pronunciation

  • ( RP ): IPA: /fɜːst/ , SAMPA: /f3:st/
  • ( GenAm ): IPA: /fɝst/ , SAMPA: /f3`st/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)st

Etymology

Old English fyrst

Adjective

first

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

Abbreviations

1st, 1 st ; ( in names of monarchs and popes ) I

Translations

  • Armenian: առաջին (arracheen)
  • Bosnian: prvi m . , prva f . , prvo n .
  • Breton: kentañ
  • Catalan: primer m . , primera f . ( abbreviations: 1er m . , 1ra f . )
  • Czech: první m . f . n . ( abbreviation: 1.)
  • Danish: først, ( abbreviation: 1.)
  • Dutch: eerst, eerste ( abbreviations: 1ste, 1e)
  • Esperanto: unua
  • Finnish: ensimmäinen ( abbreviation: 1.)
  • French: premier m . , première f . ( before the noun ) ( abbreviations: 1 er m . , 1 re or 1 ère f . ); ( in names of monarchs and popes ) premier m . , première f . ( after the name ) ( abbreviation: I), -unième ( used in compounds )
  • Frisian: earst
  • German: (der, die, das) erste ( abbreviation: 1.)
  • Greek: πρώτος (prótos)
  • Guarani: ypy
  • Hungarian: első
  • Icelandic: fystur m . , fyrst f . ( abbreviation: 1.)
  • Ido: unesma
  • Indonesian: pertama, perdana ?, kesatu, ke-1
  • Interlingua: prime ( abbreviation: 1 e )
  • Irish: aonú ( abbreviation: 1ú); céad
  • Italian: primo m . , prima f . ( before the noun ) ( abbreviation: m . , 1ª f . ); ( in names of monarchs and popes ) primo m . , prima f . ( after the name ) ( abbreviation: I)
  • Japanese: 最初 (さいしょ, saishó), 初めて (はじめて, hajímete), 初 (はつ, hatsu), 一番目 (いちばんめ, ichibammé)
  • Latin: prīmus
  • Macedonian: прв (prv)
  • Manchu: (uju), (emuci)
  • Manx: kied, yn chied
  • Norwegian: først(e)
  • Polish: pierwszy m . , pierwsza f .
  • Portuguese: primeiro m . , primeira f . ( abbreviations: 1º, 1ª)
  • Romanian: prim m . , primă f .
  • Russian: первый (pérvyj) ( abbreviation: 1-ый)
  • Sindhi: پهريون m . , پهرِين f .
  • Slovak: prvý m . , prvá f . , prvé n .
  • Slovene: prvi m . , prva f . , prvo n .
  • Spanish: primero m . (primer before another word), primera f . ( abbreviations: m . , 1ª f . )
  • Swedish: förste (1:a) ( in front of a noun designating a male ), första (1:a) ( in front of other nouns ), först ( if no noun after )
  • Telugu: ఒకటవ, మొదటి
  • Tupinambá: ypy
  • Turkish: birinci, ilk ( abbreviation: 1.)
  • Vietnamese: thứ nhất
  • Welsh: cyntaf ( abbreviation: 1af)

Noun

first ( plural: firsts )

  1. ( not used in the plural ) The person or thing in the first position.
  2. ( not used in the plural ) The first gear of an engine.
  3. something that has never happened before; a new occurrence
    This is a first. For once he has nothing to say.
  4. ( British colloquial ) A first-class honours degree.
  5. ( baseball ) first base
    There was a close play at first .


Translations

person or thing in the first position

  • Danish: den første, den forreste
  • Finnish: ensimmäinen
  • French: premier m . , première f .
  • German: (der, die, das) Erste
  • Interlingua: primo m . , prima f .
  • Italian: primo m . , prima f .
  • Portuguese: primeiro m . , primeira f .
  • Romania: primul m , prima f , primii m pl , primele f pl
  • Swedish: första, förste

first gear See first gear

first-class honours degree

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Other Translations for "first"

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