Meaning of “first” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈfɜːst/
Extra Examples
Her first film was an immediate success.He was my first love.We missed the first five minutes of the film.We named our first son Jamie.I passed my driving test the first time.

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.

1st written as a word


A2 most important:

Sheila won first prize in the photo competition.
→ See also in the first place

(Definition of “first adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)