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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
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