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first

486 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[fˈɜːst], [fˈɜːst], [f_ˈɜː_s_t]
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Synonyms for First:

beginning (adjective)

Genesis, aboriginal, alpha, baby, beginning, budding, commencing, dawned, early, embryonic, emerging, fetal, foremost, formative, germinal, hatching, inaugural, incipient, infant, infantile, initial, introductory, maiden, nascent, new, newborn, original, precursory, preliminary, preparatory, primal, primeval, primordial, sprouting, starting.

original (adjective)

authentic, creative, genuine, ingenious, innovative, novel, prototypical, unique.

Other synonyms and related words:

1st, A-number-1, Ab Initio, Aborigine, Ere, Inceptive, Noachian, Noachic, Prelusive, Supereminent, The first, Toward, Yuan, ab ovo, abecedarian, abject, above, above all, acclaimed, ace, administer, advance, advanced, adverb of time, ahead, ancient, ante-, antecedent, antediluvian, anterior, anticipatory, apply, arch, archetypal, archetype, archetypical, arm, at first, at the beginning, at the outset, at the start, attach, attend, auto, automobile, banner, base, basic, basically, basin, basis, before, before all, before all else, before anything else, before everything, beforehand, begin with, best, birth, blue, branch, breaking-in, by choice, by vote, capital, cardinal, cause, celebrated, central, champion, chief, chiefly, choicest, ci-devant, commencement, commencement ceremony, commencement exercise, commit, considerably, constitutional, consummate, control, counterbalance, crack, creditable, critical, crowning, crucial, crushed, debut, defrost, dejection, depleted, depressed, depression, despondency, dispirited, distinguished, dominant, double first, downcast, earlier, earliest, elder, eldest, elemental, elementary, eminent, engage, enlist, enough, enter, especially, essential, exalted, excellent, exclusive, execute, exemplar, exert, exordial, fairly, famed, famous, finest, first and foremost, first base, first blush, first class, first gear, first glance, first impression, first inning, first lap, first move, first of all, first off, first place, first round, first sight, first stage, first step, first thing, first-class honours degree, first-string, first-year, firstborn, firstly, focal, follow, for one thing, for the first time, fore, foregoing, forehand, former, formerly, forward, foundation, freshman, from day one, from the beginning, from the start, front, frontal, fundamental, gambit, gear mechanism, get-go, gold, gold medalist's place, graduation, graduation exercise, grand, great, greatest, head, head of the line, head start, heading, headmost, hegemonic, heretofore, high-grade, high-ranking, highest, highest-ranking, hold, honourable, honoured, honours, honours degree, humble, if possible, illustrious, immediate, important, in advance, in front, in preference, in the beginning, in the first instance, in the first place, in the forefront, in the foreground, in the front, in the lead, in the vanguard, inauguration, inception, incomparable, index, inherent, initially, initiative, initiatory, inquire, instead, intrinsic, involve, key, kick off, kickoff, le premier pas, lead, lead off, leader, leading, leadoff, least, literal meanings, loftiest, low, low gear, lowly, magisterial, main, mainly, major, master, measly, miserable, model, moderately, modest, most important, most influential, most outstanding, most prominent, most telling, mould, native, near, necessary, notable, noted, noteworthy, number 1, number one, numero uno, observe, occupy, offset, offset printing, offshoot, old, older, oldest, on top, once, one's forebears, only then, onset, opening, opening move, operate, ordinal, ordinal number, organic, origin, originally, outgrowth, outset, outstanding, overmastering, overriding, overruling, paramount, pass, pattern, peerless, perform, pioneer, place in position, practise, pre-eminent, pre-existing, precedent, preceding, precessional, precurrent, predominant, predominating, preeminent, preemptive, preexistent, prefatory, prefer, preferably, prehistoric, prelude, preludial, premier, premiere, preponderant, prestigious, pretty, prevailing, prevenient, previous, previously, primarily, primary, prime, primeval orprimaeval, primitive, primitiveness, primitivity, primo, primogenial, principal, principally, prior, pristine, proemial, prolegomenous, prominent, prominently forward, propaedeutic, prototypal, prototype, prototypic, provide, pursue, quintessential, quite, ranking, rather, rather than, readily, relatively, renowned, reputable, requisite, respected, restrain, right up front, root, rootage, rudimental, rudimentary, ruling, runner, savage, scratch, scummy, scurvy, seminal, senior, set back, setoff, shakedown, showtime, slight, slightest, slim, small, smallest, sooner, sooner than, source, sovereign, special, star, starring, start, start with, starting line, starting point, starting signal, starting time, stellar, stolon, straightaway, strive, successful, superb, superior, superlative, supreme, surpass, terminus a quo, threshold, to begin with, to start with, to the fore, to the front, top, top of the list, top-drawer, top-flight, top-grade, top-notch, top-ranking, topflight, tophole, topmost, trifling, triumph, triumphant, trivial, ultimate, underlying, unequalled, unexcelled, unsurpassed, up ahead, upon, uppermost, victor, victorious, victory, vital, warming up, well-known, well-thought-of, willingly, win, winner, winning, word go, world-class.

Rhymes for First:

  1. immersed, hearst, burst, cursed, submersed, reversed, worst, thirst, headfirst, versed, nursed, rehearsed;
  2. coerced, dispersed, accurst, accursed, disbursed, conversed;
  3. unrehearsed, reimbursed, interspersed;

Quotes for First:

  1. I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command. Lynn Abbey.
  2. I imagine that my characters have become much more complicated than when I first began, which would be normal. Irwin Shaw.
  3. I was one of the first veejays to take the camera out on location, and that's what was unique about MTV at that time. Pauly Shore.

Idioms of First:

  1. give first refusal;
  2. cast the first stone;
  3. get to first base ( with sm or sth);