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Another word for first

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Adjective
  1. Preceding all others in time

      1. Being or happening first in sequence of time; original.
      2. Primary or fundamental:
      3. Belonging to or characteristic of the earliest stage of development of an organism or a part:
      1. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
      2. Highest in quality; excellent:
      3. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
      1. First or highest in rank or importance; principal.
      2. Occurring first in time or sequence; earliest:
      3. Of or relating to primary schools.
      1. One who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory to settle.
      2. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development:
      3. A soldier who performs construction and demolition work in the field to facilitate troop movements.
      1. Preceding all others in time; first:
      2. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
      3. Showing a marked departure from previous practice; new:
      1. An unmarried girl or woman.
      2. A woman or girl who is a virgin.
      3. A machine resembling the guillotine, used in Scotland in the 1500s and 1600s to behead criminals.
      1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
      2. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
      3. The first letter of a proper name.
    See also:

    start

  2. At or near the start of a period, development, or series

      1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
      2. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
      3. The first letter of a proper name.
      1. Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events:
      2. Of or belonging to a previous or remote period of time:
      3. Of or belonging to an initial stage of development:
      1. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
      2. The time when something begins or is begun:
      3. The place where something begins or is begun:
    See also:

    start

  3. Most important, influential, or significant

      1. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
      2. The part farthest from a given reference point:
      3. The crown of the head:
      1. First or highest in rank or importance.
      2. Of, relating to, or being financial principal, or a principal in a financial transaction.
      3. One who holds a position of presiding rank, especially the head of an elementary school, middle school, or high school.
      1. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
      2. Highest in quality; excellent:
      3. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
      1. First or highest in rank or importance; principal.
      2. Occurring first in time or sequence; earliest:
      3. Of or relating to primary schools.
      1. First in status or importance; principal or chief:
      2. First to occur or exist; earliest.
      3. A prime minister.
      1. Of chief concern or importance:
      2. Highest in rank, power, or authority:
      3. One that has the highest rank, power, or authority.
      1. One that is first in rank, order, or importance.
      2. One's own interests; oneself:
      3. The act of urinating.
      1. Greater than others in importance or rank:
      2. Great in scope or effect:
      3. Great in number, size, or extent:
      1. Most important; principal.
      2. Exerted to the utmost; sheer:
      3. Connected to or located near the mainmast:
      1. Having a position in the lead; foremost:
      2. Chief; principal:
      3. Of or performing a lead in a theatrical production:
      1. A notched and grooved, usually metal implement that is turned to open or close a lock.
      2. A similar implement or an electronic device used for opening, winding, or starting something:
      3. A device, such as a wedge or pin, inserted to lock together mechanical or structural parts.
      1. More prominent or important than others, especially in position or rank:
      2. First in physical position or place:
      3. Above all else; most importantly:
      1. One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
      2. A chief petty officer.
      3. The chief engineer of a ship.
      1. Of foremost importance; paramount:
      2. Dark to deep or vivid red.
      3. A high church official, ranking just below the pope, who has been appointed by a pope to membership in the College of Cardinals.
      1. A town or city that is the official seat of government in a political entity, such as a state or nation.
      2. A city that is the center of a specific activity or industry:
      3. Wealth, especially in the form of financial or physical assets, used in the production or accumulation of more wealth.
    See also:

    important

Another word for first

Modifier
  1. Foremost in order

  2. Foremost in importance

    See also:

    principal

Noun
  1. See also:

    origin