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English definition of “first”

first

noun (THING/PERSON)    /ˈfɜːst/ US  /ˈfɝːst/
B1 [S] the first person or thing to do or be something, or the first person or thing mentioned : [+ to infinitive] She was one of the first to arrive . He is the first (= very willing ) to admit that much of his success is due to his good looks . Tonight sees the first of three documentaries about cancer .First and firstly from the (very) first from the beginning : I've opposed the proposal from the very first.First and firstly
(Definition of first noun (THING/PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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