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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:
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:
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
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  1. Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
(Linguistics) Designating vowels produced at or toward the front of the oral cavity, such as the vowels of green and get.
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  1. (Linguistics) Designating vowels produced at or toward the front of the oral cavity, such as the vowels of green and get.
  2. (Phonet.) Articulated with the tongue in a position toward the front of the mouth
  3. At, to, in, on, or of 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. Placed at the top or the front:
  3. Foremost in rank or importance:
Made or given ahead of time:
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  1. Made or given ahead of time:
  2. Going before, in front, or forward.
  3. In front
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. Most important or most serious; principal; chief
  3. First and foremost; principal:
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:
Ranking before all others; foremost in rank, quality, importance, etc.; principal
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  1. Ranking before all others; foremost in rank, quality, importance, etc.; principal
  2. Corresponding in order to the number one.
  3. Ranking above all others, as in importance or quality; foremost:
More prominent or important than others, especially in position or rank:
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  1. More prominent or important than others, especially in position or rank:
  2. First in rank or importance; leading
Controlling; essential; important
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  1. Controlling; essential; important
  2. Of crucial importance; significant:
Most important; principal.
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  1. Most important; principal.
  2. (Nautical) Connected to or located near the mainmast:
  3. Chief in size, extent, importance, etc.; principal; leading; specif., designating a large central unit on which subsidiaries or branches depend
Characterized by major intervals, scales, etc.
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  1. Characterized by major intervals, scales, etc.
  2. Designating a triad having intervals of a major third between the lower two pitches, and a minor third between the upper two pitches
  3. Equivalent to the distance between the tonic note and the second or third or sixth or seventh degrees of a major scale or mode:
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:
(Ornithology) Designating or of the large, stiff feathers on the last section, or hand, of a bird's wing
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  1. (Ornithology) Designating or of the large, stiff feathers on the last section, or hand, of a bird's wing
  2. Relating to the replacement of only one of several atoms or groups in a compound, such as an amine in which one valence of the functional group is taken by a carbon atom.
  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. Of, relating to, or being financial principal, or a principal in a financial transaction.
  3. First or highest in rank or importance.
Of, situated at, or being the top; uppermost, highest, greatest, or foremost
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  1. Of, situated at, or being the top; uppermost, highest, greatest, or foremost
  2. Of the highest degree, quality, rank, or amount:
  3. Of or having to do with the Top 40 or the kind of popular music they represent
Widely known; renowned.
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  1. Widely known; renowned.
  2. Much talked about or widely known; famous; renowned (for something)
  3. Having fame; famous or noted
Well or widely known.
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  1. Well or widely known.
  2. In the public eye.
  3. (Archaic) Notorious
Well-known; publicly discussed
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  1. Well-known; publicly discussed
  2. Known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous:
Liked by very many or most people
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  1. Liked by very many or most people
  2. Originating among the people:
  3. Widely liked or appreciated:
(Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
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  1. (Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
  2. (Nonstandard) Alternative form of well-known.
  3. Widely known; familiar or famous:
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