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English definition of “first”

first

adverb   /fɜrst/
A1 before everything or everyone else : Jason came in first in the race (= he won ).
B1 for the first time : I first met him last year .
at first B1 at the beginning of a situation or period of time : I didn’t like her at first, but now we are friends .
first; first of all B1 before doing anything else : First of all, make sure you have all the ingredients .
(Definition of first adverb from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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