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Meaning of “first” - Learner’s Dictionary

first

adjective     /ˈfɜːst/
BEFORE A1 coming before all others: Who was the first person to arrive at the party? He was nervous on his first day at school. Her first novel didn't sell very well. They went abroad last year for the first time since having children.First and firstly
NUMBER 1st written as a wordFirst and firstlyOrdinal numbers
IMPORTANT A2 most important: Sheila won first prize in the photo competition. →  See also in the first place Being important and having importance
Translations of “first”
in Arabic أوَّل, أهَمّ…
in Korean 첫째의, 첫째의(일등의)…
in Malaysian pertama…
in French premier, première…
in Turkish ilk, birinci, ilk ve tek…
in Italian primo…
in Russian первый…
in Polish pierwszy…
in Vietnamese thứ nhất, đầu tiên…
in Spanish primero…
in Portuguese primeiro…
in Thai เป็นอันดับที่หนึ่ง…
in German erst, zuerst…
in Catalan primer…
in Japanese 最初の, 第一の, 最高の…
in Indonesian pertama…
(Definition of first adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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