Synonyms for (noun) first

first, first base

the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)

LESS SPECIFIC: position


first, first gear, low, low gear

the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

LESS SPECIFIC: gear, gear mechanism


first, first-class honours degree

an honours degree of the highest class

LESS SPECIFIC: honours, honours degree


number 1, number one, first

the first element in a countable series

the first of the month

LESS SPECIFIC: ordinal, ordinal number, no.


number one, first

the first or highest in an ordering or series

He wanted to be the first

LESS SPECIFIC: rank


start, starting time, showtime, beginning, get-go, outset, offset, commencement, kickoff, first

the time at which something is supposed to begin

they got an early start; she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

LESS SPECIFIC: point, point in time

Synonyms for (adjective) first

world-class, first, foremost

ranking above all others

was first in her class; the foremost figure among marine artists; the top graduate

LESS SPECIFIC: best


first, beginning

serving to begin

the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

LESS SPECIFIC: opening


first, maiden, initiative, initiatory, inaugural

serving to set in motion

the magazine's inaugural issue; the initiative phase in the negotiations; an initiatory step toward a treaty; his first (or maiden) speech in Congress; the liner's maiden voyage

LESS SPECIFIC: opening


first

preceding all others in time or space or degree

the first house on the right; the first day of spring; his first political race; her first baby; the first time; the first meetings of the new party; the first phase of his training


first, 1st

indicating the beginning unit in a series

LESS SPECIFIC: ordinal