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Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
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  1. Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
  2. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
  3. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
Preceding all others in a series; before any other; 1st
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  1. Preceding all others in a series; before any other; 1st
  2. Corresponding in order to the number one.
  3. Ranking above all others, as in importance or quality; foremost:
(Archaic) Having the qualities associated with age, wisdom, or long use; venerable:
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  1. (Archaic) Having the qualities associated with age, wisdom, or long use; venerable:
  2. Having existed a long time; very old
  3. Of times long past; belonging to the early history of the world, esp. before the end of the Western Roman Empire (a.d. 476)
Of relating to the epoch before written record.
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  1. Of relating to the epoch before written record.
  2. Of the period before recorded history
  3. Of or relating to a language before it is first recorded in writing.
Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
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  1. Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
  2. Of or relating to a nonindustrial, often tribal culture, especially one that is characterized by an absence of literacy and a low level of economic or technological complexity:
  3. Of or relating to an early or original stage or state; primeval:
Of the earliest times or ages; primal; primordial
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  1. Of the earliest times or ages; primal; primordial
  2. Belonging to the first or earliest age or ages; original or ancient:
Fundamental; basic
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  1. Fundamental; basic
  2. First in importance; primary
Of, relating to, or characteristic of early settlers:
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  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of early settlers:
  2. Being one of the first of its kind
  3. Of or characteristic of the settlers of a new territory
Involving new ideas or methods
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  1. Involving new ideas or methods
  1. Resembling a trailblazer; innovative or pioneering
  2. Suggestive of one that blazes a trail; pioneering or innovative:
(Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
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  1. (Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
From which others are derived; fundamental; basic
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  1. From which others are derived; fundamental; basic
  2. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
  3. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
Beginning again; starting as a repetition of a cycle, series, etc.; making another start
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  1. Beginning again; starting as a repetition of a cycle, series, etc.; making another start
  2. Never existing before; appearing, thought of, developed, made, produced, etc. for the first time
  3. Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent:
Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled:
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  1. Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled:
  2. Rested and ready for a long ride. Used of horses.
  3. New to one's experience; not encountered before:
That is beginning to develop.
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  1. That is beginning to develop.
  2. Being in an early developmental stage:
  3. A form of asexual reproduction in living organisms in which new individuals form from outgrowths (buds) on the bodies of mature organisms. These outgrowths grow by means of mitotic cell division. Many simple multicellular animals such as hydras and unicellular organisms such as yeasts reproduce by budding.
Done in a rough or unrestrained manner. Used of sex.
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  1. Done in a rough or unrestrained manner. Used of sex.
  2. Inexperienced; not yet developed or trained
  3. In its natural condition; not changed by art, dilution, manufacture, aging, etc.
In anticipation.
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  1. In anticipation.
  2. In advance; early.
  3. In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed by with.
Done or occurring immediately:
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  1. Done or occurring immediately:
  2. Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time:
  3. Reacting immediately and sharply:
Showing unusually early development or maturity.
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  1. Showing unusually early development or maturity.
  2. Of or showing premature development
  3. Developed or matured to a point beyond that which is normal for the age
That precedes; going or coming before
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  1. That precedes; going or coming before
  2. Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
Anticipating; of or expressing anticipation
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  1. Anticipating; of or expressing anticipation
  2. Characterized by anticipation.
Being at a higher level than others:
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  1. Being at a higher level than others:
  2. Ahead or beyond others in progress, complexity, etc.
  3. Far along in course or time:
Occurring too soon; premature:
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  1. Occurring too soon; premature:
  2. Coming, said, done, etc. before the usual or expected time; premature
  1. Not anticipated.
  2. Not anticipated:
  3. Not having been expected; unexpected:
Occurring at once; happening without delay:
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  1. Occurring at once; happening without delay:
  2. Of or near the present time:
  3. Acting or occurring without the interposition of another agency or object; direct:
  1. Not expected, anticipated or foreseen.
  2. Occurring without warning; unforeseen.
Rushing or falling headlong.
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  1. Rushing or falling headlong.
  2. Abrupt or unexpected; sudden.
  3. Acting with or marked by impulsiveness in thought or action; rash.
Characterized by speed of motion; rapid; swift
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  1. Characterized by speed of motion; rapid; swift
  2. Without delay; quick; prompt
Showing irritation or impatience
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  1. Showing irritation or impatience
  2. Acting with too much speed or haste; hurried:
  3. Acting in haste; being too hurried or quick. (e.g. Without much thinking about it they made a hasty decision to buy it.)
Effected by action of the voters, rather than through elected representatives or delegates:
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  1. Effected by action of the voters, rather than through elected representatives or delegates:
  2. Proceeding without interruption in a straight course or line; not deviating or swerving:
  3. Consisting of the exact words of the writer or speaker:
Not shaded with hatching.
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Silly or childish in behavior.
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  1. Silly or childish in behavior.
  2. Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity:
  3. Lacking the emotional maturity, sense of responsibility, etc. characteristic of an adult, or of others one's own age
Not looked for; not expected or foreseen
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  1. Not looked for; not expected or foreseen
  2. Not expected or anticipated; unforeseen
A dwarf star or dwarf galaxy.
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  1. A dwarf star or dwarf galaxy.
  2. Much smaller than the usual one of its kind
  3. An atypically small animal or plant.
(Slang) Unprofessional, cheap, petty, etc.
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  1. (Slang) Unprofessional, cheap, petty, etc.
  2. The noun "bush", used attributively.
  3. (Colloquial) Not skilled; not professional; not major league.
Too bold; full of temerity; rash
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  1. Too bold; full of temerity; rash
  2. Able to survive the winter without special care
  3. Able to withstand difficult or adverse conditions; robust:
A small stream of water flowing naturally from the Earth.
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  1. A small stream of water flowing naturally from the Earth.
  2. Having, or supported on, a spring or springs
  3. Of, for, appearing in, or planted in the spring
Designating or of a dialect of American English spoken in New England; N.Y.; N N.J. and Pa.; the N counties of Ohio, Ind., Ill., Iowa, and S.Dak.; and Mich., Wis., Minn., and N.Dak.
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  1. Designating or of a dialect of American English spoken in New England; N.Y.; N N.J. and Pa.; the N counties of Ohio, Ind., Ill., Iowa, and S.Dak.; and Mich., Wis., Minn., and N.Dak.
  2. Coming from the north:
(Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
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  1. (Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
Preceding all others in a series; before any other; 1st
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  1. Preceding all others in a series; before any other; 1st
  2. Corresponding in order to the number one.
  3. Ranking above all others, as in importance or quality; foremost:
Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
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  1. Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
  2. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
  3. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
Having existed a long time; very old
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  1. Having existed a long time; very old
  2. Of great age; very old:
  3. Of, relating to, or belonging to times long past, especially before the fall of the Western Roman Empire ( ad 476):
Of the time before the biblical Flood
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  1. Of the time before the biblical Flood
  2. (Bible) Occurring or belonging to the era before the Flood.
  3. Very old, old-fashioned, or primitive
Of or relating to late medieval or pre-Renaissance European painters or sculptors.
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  1. Of or relating to late medieval or pre-Renaissance European painters or sculptors.
  2. Being a protolanguage:
  3. Of or existing in the beginning or the earliest times or ages; ancient; original
Showing unusually early development or maturity.
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  1. Showing unusually early development or maturity.
  2. Of or showing premature development
  3. Manifesting or characterized by development, aptitude, or interests considered advanced for a given age:
Born after a gestation period of less than the normal time:
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  1. Born after a gestation period of less than the normal time:
Coming, said, done, etc. before the usual or expected time; premature
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  1. Coming, said, done, etc. before the usual or expected time; premature
  2. Occurring too soon; premature:
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