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first base, first
n. 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)
low gear, first gear, low, first
n. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
first-class honours degree, first
n. an honours degree of the highest class
number one, first
n. the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first"
get-go, starting time, offset, showtime, kickoff, start, outset, first, commencement, beginning
n. 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"
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first off, first of all, foremost, firstly, first
adv. before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake"
for the first time, first
adv. the initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake"
first, foremost
adv. prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost"
first
adv. before another in time, space, or importance; "I was here first"; "let's do this job first"
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low, first
adj. being the gear producing the lowest drive speed; "use first gear on steep hills"
world-class, foremost, first
adj. ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"
beginning, first
adj. serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
maiden, first, initiatory, initiative, inaugural
adj. 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"
first
adj. 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
adj. highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn"
1st, first
adj. indicating the beginning unit in a series
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instauration, introduction, innovation, creation, origination, institution, foundation, founding, initiation
n. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
beginning
n. the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
inception, origination, origin
n. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
oncoming, onset
n. the beginning or early stages; "the onset of pneumonia"
early childhood, babyhood, infancy
n. the early stage of growth or development
break of the day, break of day, first light, cockcrow, sunup, sunrise, dayspring, daybreak, aurora, morning, dawning, dawn
n. the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
generation
n. the production of heat or electricity; "dams were built for the generation of electricity"
prefatorial, prefatory, introductory
adj. serving as an introduction or preface
preponderating, preponderant, predominate, predominant, paramount, overriding
adj. having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
preliminary
adj. denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; "a preliminary investigation"
staple
adj. necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities; "wheat is a staple crop"
premiere, premier
adj. preceding all others in time; "the premiere showing"
fundamental, central, cardinal, primal, key
adj. serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
master, principal, primary, main, chief
adj. most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"
explanatory
adj. serving or intended to explain or make clear; "explanatory notes"; "an explanatory paragraph"
deep-seated, deep-rooted, ingrained, fundamental
adj. (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held; "deep-rooted prejudice"; "deep-seated differences of opinion"; "implanted convictions"; "ingrained habits of a lifetime"; "a deeply planted need"
leading, preeminent
adj. greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"
superior
adj. having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
supreme
adj. highest in excellence or achievement; "supreme among musicians"; "a supreme endxxeavor"; "supreme courage"
in the main, mainly, primarily, principally, chiefly
adv. for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"
ab initio, initially
adv. at the beginning; "at first he didn't notice anything strange"
in the first place, primarily
adv. of primary import; "this is primarily a question of economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"
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second
adj. having the second highest gear ratio; "second gear"
champion, prizewinning
adj. holding first place in a contest; "a champion show dog"; "a prizewinning wine"
top-grade, top-quality, high-grade
adj. surpassing in quality; "top-grade ore"
Sunday-go-to-meeting, go-to-meeting
adj. used of clothing; "my good clothes"; "her Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes"
greatest
adj. highest in quality
most desirable, most advantageous
adj. of greatest advantage or suitability
optimal, optimum
adj. most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied; "an optimum return on capital"; "optimal concentration of a drug"
record
adj. best of its kind on record: "in record time"
record-breaking
adj. surpassing any previously established record; "a record-breaking high jump"; "record-breaking crowds"
second-best
adj. next to the best; "his second-best bed"
superfine
adj. (used especially of merchandise) very fine in quality; "made of superfine Flemish cloth"
unexceeded, unsurpassed, unexcelled
adj. not capable of being improved on
beginning, first
adj. serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
maiden, first, initiatory, initiative, inaugural
adj. 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"
introductory
adj. serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks"
introductory
adj. serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks"
starting
adj. appropriate to the beginning or start of an event; "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position"
starting
adj. appropriate to the beginning or start of an event; "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position"
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middle
n. time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"
ending, end
n. the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
expiry, expiration, termination
n. a coming to an end of a contract period; "the expiry of his driver's license"
last
adj. coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel"
intermediate
adj. lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
second
adj. a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins"
secondary
adj. being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
supplementary, supplemental, subsidiary, auxiliary
adj. functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
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