Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) first, number one (the first or highest in an ordering or series) "He wanted to be the first"
- S: (n) first, number one, number 1 (the first element in a countable series) "the first of the month"
- S: (n) beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset (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"
- S: (n) first base, first (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))
- S: (n) first, first-class honours degree (an honours degree of the highest class)
- S: (n) first gear, first, low gear, low (the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving)
- S: (adj) first (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"
- S: (adj) first, 1st (indicating the beginning unit in a series)
- S: (adj) inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden (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"
- S: (adj) beginning, first (serving to begin) "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
- S: (adj) first, foremost, world-class (ranking above all others) "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"
- S: (adj) first (highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections) "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn"
- S: (adv) first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first off (before anything else) "first we must consider the garter snake"
- S: (adv) first (the initial time) "when Felix first saw a garter snake"
- S: (adv) first (before another in time, space, or importance) "I was here first"; "let's do this job first"
- S: (adv) foremost, first (prominently forward) "he put his best foot foremost"