Definition of FIRST

  1. (noun)the first or highest in an ordering or series
  2. (noun)the first element in a countable series
  3. (noun)the time at which something is supposed to begin
  4. (noun)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)
  5. (noun)an honours degree of the highest class
  6. (noun)the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
  7. (adj)serving to begin
  8. (adj)ranking above all others
  9. (adj)serving to set in motion
  10. (adj)preceding all others in time or space or degree
  11. (adj)highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
  12. (adv)before anything else
  13. (adv)the initial time
  14. (adv)before another in time, space, or importance
  15. (adv)prominently forward