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Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest.
''Hancock was first to arrive.''
Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest.
1784: William Jones, ''The Description and Use of a New Portable Orrery, &c.'', PREFACE
- THE favourable reception the Orrery has met with from Perſons of the firſt diſtinction, and from Gentlemen and Ladies in general, has induced me to add to it ſeveral new improvements in order to give it a degree of Perfection; and diſtinguiſh it from others; which by Piracy, or Imitation, may be introduced to the Public.
1880, S. W. Silver & Co, ''Handbook for Australia & New Zealand'' (page 146)
- It rose to be the first of pastoral regions, and continued until after the gold discovery to be the land of squatterdom.
Of or belonging to a family.
(m); (m); (m); (m)
Before anything else; firstly.
For the first time;
The person or thing in the first position.
1699, (w), ''Heads designed for an essay on conversations''
- Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
The gear of an engine.
Something that has never happened before; a new occurrence.
A fraction of an integer ending in one.