Synonyms for first

Synonyms for (noun) first

Synonyms: first, first base

Definition: 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)

Similar words: position

Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

Usage: what position does he play?


Synonyms: first, first gear, low, low gear

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

Similar words: gear, gear mechanism

Definition: a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)


Synonyms: first, first-class honours degree

Definition: an honours degree of the highest class

Similar words: honours, honours degree

Definition: a university degree with honors


Synonyms: number 1, number one, first

Definition: the first element in a countable series

Usage: the first of the month

Similar words: ordinal, ordinal number, no.

Definition: the number designating place in an ordered sequence


Synonyms: number one, first

Definition: the first or highest in an ordering or series

Usage: He wanted to be the first

Similar words: rank

Definition: relative status

Usage: his salary was determined by his rank and seniority


Synonyms: start, starting time, showtime, beginning, get-go, outset, offset, commencement, kickoff, first

Definition: the time at which something is supposed to begin

Usage: they got an early start; she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Similar words: point, point in time

Definition: an instant of time

Usage: at that point I had to leave

Synonyms for (adjective) first

Synonyms: world-class, first, foremost

Definition: ranking above all others

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

Similar words: best

Definition: (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities

Usage: the best film of the year; the best solution; the best time for planting; wore his best suit


Synonyms: first, beginning

Definition: serving to begin

Usage: the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

Similar words: opening

Definition: first or beginning

Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene


Synonyms: first, maiden, initiative, initiatory, inaugural

Definition: serving to set in motion

Usage: 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

Similar words: opening

Definition: first or beginning

Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene


Synonyms: first

Definition: preceding all others in time or space or degree

Usage: 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

Similar words: archetypal, archetypical, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical

Definition: representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

Usage: archetypal patterns; she was the prototypal student activist


Similar words: basic, introductory

Definition: serving as a base or starting point

Usage: a basic course in Russian; basic training for raw recruits; a set of basic tools; an introductory art course


Similar words: initial

Definition: occurring at the beginning

Usage: took the initial step toward reconciliation


Similar words: firstborn, eldest

Definition: first in order of birth

Usage: the firstborn child


Similar words: first-year, freshman

Definition: used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)

Usage: a freshman senator; freshman year in high school or college


Similar words: original

Definition: preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed

Usage: 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


Similar words: premier, premiere

Definition: preceding all others in time

Usage: the premiere showing


Similar words: premier, prime

Definition: first in rank or degree

Usage: an architect of premier rank; the prime minister


Similar words: prime

Definition: used of the first or originating agent

Usage: prime mover


Synonyms: first, 1st

Definition: indicating the beginning unit in a series

Similar words: ordinal

Definition: being or denoting a numerical order in a series

Usage: ordinal numbers; held an ordinal rank of seventh