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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. first

    Synonyms:
    leading, primary, pristine, original, foremost, primitive, principal, primeval, highest, chief, earliest, onmost

    Antonyms:
    subsequent, secondary, subordinate, subservient, lowest, unimportant, last, hindmost

Princeton's WordNet

  1. first, number onenoun

    the first or highest in an ordering or series

    "He wanted to be the first"

    Synonyms:
    beginning, outset, number one, showtime, starting time, low gear, first-class honours degree, first base, commencement, start, get-go, kickoff, number 1, first gear, offset, low

    Antonyms:
    ultimate, fourth-year, sunset(a), worst, senior(a), last, second, closing, cardinal

  2. first, number one, number 1noun

    the first element in a countable series

    "the first of the month"

    Synonyms:
    beginning, outset, number one, showtime, starting time, low gear, first-class honours degree, first base, commencement, start, get-go, kickoff, number 1, first gear, offset, low

    Antonyms:
    sunset(a), worst, ultimate, last, second, cardinal, fourth-year, closing, senior(a)

  3. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    starting, get-go, low gear, starting line, number one, first gear, showtime, offset, runner, rootage, send-off, setoff, scratch line, commencement ceremony, graduation, low, root, kickoff, outgrowth, stolon, source, commencement exercise, start-off, counterbalance, scratch, startle, head start, start, branch, origin, first-class honours degree, number 1, first base, outset, jump, offset printing, starting time, starting signal, graduation exercise, beginning, offshoot, commencement, set-back

    Antonyms:
    last, second, sunset(a), ultimate, closing, cardinal, senior(a), fourth-year, worst

  4. first base, firstnoun

    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)

    Synonyms:
    outset, number one, showtime, starting time, low gear, first-class honours degree, first base, commencement, start, get-go, kickoff, number 1, low, first gear, offset, beginning

    Antonyms:
    senior(a), ultimate, worst, cardinal, fourth-year, sunset(a), closing, last, second

  5. first, first-class honours degreenoun

    an honours degree of the highest class

    Synonyms:
    beginning, outset, number one, showtime, starting time, low gear, first-class honours degree, first base, commencement, start, get-go, kickoff, number 1, first gear, offset, low

    Antonyms:
    closing, senior(a), last, cardinal, fourth-year, ultimate, worst, second, sunset(a)

  6. first gear, first, low gear, lowadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    outset, number one, starting time, low gear, first-class honours degree, first gear, first base, commencement, start, get-go, kickoff, number 1, depression, low, showtime, offset, beginning

    Antonyms:
    cardinal, fourth-year, senior(a), ultimate, worst, last, sunset(a), closing, second

  7. firstadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    maiden, initiatory, world-class, beginning(a), initiative, inaugural, foremost

    Antonyms:
    fourth-year, closing, ultimate, senior(a), cardinal, worst, last, second, sunset(a)

  8. first, 1stadjective

    indicating the beginning unit in a series

    Synonyms:
    initiatory, maiden, inaugural, initiative, foremost, beginning(a), world-class

    Antonyms:
    last, sunset(a), cardinal, worst, fourth-year, ultimate, senior(a), closing, second

  9. inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maidenadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    initiatory, maiden, inaugural, initiative, foremost, beginning(a), world-class

    Antonyms:
    closing, last, fourth-year, cardinal, second, worst, senior(a), sunset(a), ultimate

  10. beginning(a), firstadjective

    serving to begin

    "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"

    Antonyms:
    closing, cardinal, last, second, worst, ultimate, fourth-year, sunset(a), senior(a)

  11. first, foremost, world-classadjective

    ranking above all others

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

    Synonyms:
    initiatory, maiden, inaugural, frontmost, initiative, foremost, beginning(a), world-class

    Antonyms:
    cardinal, sunset(a), ultimate, closing, senior(a), worst, fourth-year, second, last

  12. firstadverb

    highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections

    "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn"

    Synonyms:
    maiden, initiatory, world-class, beginning(a), initiative, inaugural, foremost

    Antonyms:
    closing, second, sunset(a), fourth-year, cardinal, senior(a), ultimate, last, worst

  13. first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first offadverb

    before anything else

    "first we must consider the garter snake"

    Synonyms:
    for the first time, first off, foremost, first of all, firstly

    Antonyms:
    closing, worst, last, sunset(a), fourth-year, ultimate, second, senior(a), cardinal

  14. first, for the first timeadverb

    the initial time

    "when Felix first saw a garter snake"

    Synonyms:
    for the first time, first off, foremost, first of all, firstly

    Antonyms:
    senior(a), closing, fourth-year, worst, last, cardinal, second, ultimate, sunset(a)

  15. firstadverb

    before another in time, space, or importance

    "I was here first"; "let's do this job first"

    Synonyms:
    for the first time, first off, foremost, first of all, firstly

    Antonyms:
    sunset(a), worst, senior(a), last, cardinal, closing, second, fourth-year, ultimate

  16. foremost, firstadverb

    prominently forward

    "he put his best foot foremost"

    Synonyms:
    for the first time, first off, first of all, firstly, foremost

    Antonyms:
    sunset(a), last, cardinal, fourth-year, worst, second, closing, senior(a), ultimate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. firstadjective

    Synonyms:
    foremost, leading

  2. firstadjective

    Synonyms:
    chief, highest, principal, capital

  3. firstadjective

    Synonyms:
    earliest

  4. firstadjective

    Synonyms:
    primary

  5. firstadjective

    Synonyms:
    primitive, primeval, pristine

  6. firstadjective

    Synonyms:
    in the first place, at the outset, in the beginning, first and foremost, before any thing else

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. firstadjective

    Synonyms:
    earliest, foremost, leading, chief, premier, primary, primal, primordial, primitive, primeval, pristine, original, aboriginal, primogenial, elementary, rudimentary, initial

  2. firstadverb

    Synonyms:
    primarily, originally

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. FIRST

    Synonyms:
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How to use first in a sentence?

  1. Ben Stiller:

    First of all, I don’t remember that happening, but I am sure it did, and then I heard that there was a documentary or something and she [was asked] ‘what do you think of Ben Stiller?’ And she said ‘lucky’ or something… So then the beef started.

  2. Martin Kaymer:

    It was tough to score worse than I did in my first four years at Augusta, i just didn't feel comfortable playing the course and I couldn't play it the way it was supposed to be played.

  3. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov:

    First of all (it could be) European banks, this is because of the position of the American authorities.

  4. Gloria Barghi:

    I just told my husband, I said, 'Call it mother's intuition.' I just want to see if he's OK,' i pulled up the app. I picked it up right when the lead teacher was assaulting the first victim. It was intentional. It was thought out. It was malicious … these are defenseless little kids. Empty classroom or lecture hall (iStock).

  5. James Scott:

    You are a product to dragnet surveillance capitalists like Google, Facebook, Comcast and Verizon. Your ideas are rarely your own, rather you are little more than a pawn to their perception steering initiatives to get you to read, believe and buy what they put in front of you. The first step to breaking out of this faux reality matrix is to stop using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Comcast and Facebook.


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