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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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