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Superlative form of early: most early
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  1. Superlative form of early: most early
(Linguis.) Having as its fundamental form a base or other element that cannot be broken down
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  1. (Linguis.) Having as its fundamental form a base or other element that cannot be broken down
  2. First in importance; chief; principal; main
  3. Characterized by groups or radicals that are attached to the end carbon atom of a chain, i.e., to a CH2 group (Ex.: primary alcohols, CH2OH; primary amines, CH2NH2)
Of an inauguration
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  1. Of an inauguration
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration.
  3. That begins a series; first
Highest in quality; excellent:
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  1. Highest in quality; excellent:
  2. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
  3. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
(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.
Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
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  1. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
  2. Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
  3. Preceding all others in time; first:
Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
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  1. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
  2. First in rank or authority; chief
  3. First or early in time, order, or sequence:
Fundamental; basic
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  1. Fundamental; basic
  2. First in time; original; primitive
Going before; preceding.
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  1. Going before; preceding.
  2. Going or coming before in time, order, or logic; prior; previous; preceding
Located on or near the front of an organ or on the ventral surface of the body in humans.
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  1. Located on or near the front of an organ or on the ventral surface of the body in humans.
  2. Placed before or in front.
  3. (Anatomy) Located near or toward the head in lower animals.
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. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
  3. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
Up to this time unused, unexplored, unworked, undiscovered, etc.
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  1. Up to this time unused, unexplored, unworked, undiscovered, etc.
  2. Unaltered or barely altered by human action, especially:
  3. Inexperienced or about to gain first experience in a given activity or field:
Of, characteristic of, or suitable for a maiden
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  1. Of, characteristic of, or suitable for a maiden
  2. Never having won a race
  3. First or earliest:
Initial or introductory
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  1. Initial or introductory
Introducing; giving a preview or idea of
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  1. Introducing; giving a preview or idea of
  2. Used or serving as an introduction; preliminary
  3. Of, relating to, or constituting an introduction; initial or preparatory:
(Grammar) Inchoative.
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  1. (Grammar) Inchoative.
  2. (Gram.) Expressing the beginning of an action
Beginning to exist or appear:
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  1. Beginning to exist or appear:
  2. In the first stage of existence; just beginning to exist or to come to notice
First in status or importance; principal or chief:
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  1. First in status or importance; principal or chief:
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:
Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
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  1. Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
  2. Having existed in a region from the beginning:
  3. Existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous
Occurring in advance; preceding.
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  1. Occurring in advance; preceding.
  2. Ranking first.
  3. Having a position in the lead; foremost:
The boundary between two air masses that have different temperatures or humidity. In the mid-latitude areas of the Earth, where warm tropical air meets cooler polar air, the systems of fronts define the weather and often cause precipitation to form. Warm air, being lighter than cold air, tends to rise, cool, and condense along such boundaries, forming rain or snow.
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  1. The boundary between two air masses that have different temperatures or humidity. In the mid-latitude areas of the Earth, where warm tropical air meets cooler polar air, the systems of fronts define the weather and often cause precipitation to form. Warm air, being lighter than cold air, tends to rise, cool, and condense along such boundaries, forming rain or snow.
  2. (Phonet.) Articulated with the tongue in a position toward the front of the mouth
  3. Of, relating to, aimed at, or located in the front:
Of, relating to, or intended for the head. Often used in combination:
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  1. Of, relating to, or intended for the head. Often used in combination:
  2. Foremost in rank or importance:
  3. Placed at the top or the front:
Of or relating to one or more rudiments
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  1. Of or relating to one or more rudiments
  2. Basic; minimal; with less than, or only the minimum, necessary.
  3. Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form:
Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
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  1. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
  2. On which others are based; primary; original
  3. Designating the prime or main tone of a harmonic series
Highest, as in rank or office; foremost
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  1. Highest, as in rank or office; foremost
  2. Most important or influential:
  3. Highest in rank, authority, or office:
Superlative form of great: most great
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  1. Superlative form of great: most great
Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
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  1. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
  2. Highest in quality; excellent:
  3. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
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  1. Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
The initial portion of some extended thing.
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  1. The initial portion of some extended thing.
  2. The place where something begins or is begun:
  3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
The beginning or initial stage of something
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  1. The beginning or initial stage of something
  2. The initial stage of something; the beginning:
  3. A setting out; beginning; start
An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
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  1. An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
  2. A lead or other advantage, as at the beginning of a race or contest
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
Superlative form of early: most early
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  1. Superlative form of early: most early
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.
Never having won a race
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  1. Never having won a race
  2. Of, characteristic of, or suitable for a maiden
  3. First or earliest:
Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
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  1. Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
  2. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
  3. Preceding all others in time; first:
Leading the way; trailblazing:
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  1. Leading the way; trailblazing:
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of early settlers:
  3. Being one of the first of its kind
First in time or order of development; primitive; original; earliest
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  1. First in time or order of development; primitive; original; earliest
  2. (Med.) Designating or having to do with the initial medical care given to a patient, before referral to another doctor, a specialist, etc.
  3. Not derived from anything else; basic or original:
Being or happening first in sequence of time; original.
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  1. Being or happening first in sequence of time; original.
  2. (Biol.) Earliest formed in the development of an organism, organ, structure, etc.; primitive
  3. Not derivative; fundamental; original
(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.
Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events:
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  1. Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events:
  2. Maturing or developing relatively soon:
  3. Occurring in the near future:
Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
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  1. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
  2. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
  3. Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
Of or relating to financial assets, especially being or related to those financial assets that add to the net worth of a business:
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  1. Of or relating to financial assets, especially being or related to those financial assets that add to the net worth of a business:
  2. First and foremost; principal:
  3. Most important or most serious; principal; chief
Bright-red, like the robe of a cardinal
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  1. Bright-red, like the robe of a cardinal
  2. Of foremost importance; paramount:
  3. Of main importance; principal; chief
Highest, as in rank or office; foremost
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  1. Highest, as in rank or office; foremost
  2. Most important or significant; main; principal
  3. Highest in rank, authority, or office:
First in rank or importance; leading
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  1. First in rank or importance; leading
  2. More prominent or important than others, especially in position or rank:
Of crucial importance; significant:
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  1. Of crucial importance; significant:
  2. Controlling; essential; important
Ranking first.
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  1. Ranking first.
  2. Having a position in the lead; foremost:
  3. Principal; chief
Most important; principal.
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  1. Most important; principal.
  2. Chief in size, extent, importance, etc.; principal; leading; specif., designating a large central unit on which subsidiaries or branches depend
  3. (Nautical) Connected to or located near the mainmast:
Designating a triad having intervals of a major third between the lower two pitches, and a minor third between the upper two pitches
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  1. Designating a triad having intervals of a major third between the lower two pitches, and a minor third between the upper two pitches
  2. Equivalent to the distance between the tonic note and the second or third or sixth or seventh degrees of a major scale or mode:
  3. Characterized by major intervals, scales, etc.
First in rank, order, or importance:
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  1. First in rank, order, or importance:
Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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  1. Highest in rank, power, or authority:
  2. Of chief concern or importance:
First in status or importance; principal or chief:
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  1. First in status or importance; principal or chief:
Of, relating to, or designating the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing.
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  1. Of, relating to, or designating the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing.
  2. (Ornithology) Designating or of the large, stiff feathers on the last section, or hand, of a bird's wing
  3. First in importance; chief; principal; main
Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
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  1. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
  2. From which others are derived; fundamental; basic
  3. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
Highest or among the highest in rank, authority, importance, degree, etc.
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  1. Highest or among the highest in rank, authority, importance, degree, etc.
  2. First or highest in rank or importance.
  3. That is or has to do with principal
Relating to, made up of, or broadcasting the Top 40:
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  1. Relating to, made up of, or broadcasting the Top 40:
  2. Of or having to do with the Top 40 or the kind of popular music they represent
  3. Of, situated at, or being the top; uppermost, highest, greatest, or foremost
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