What is another word for first?

Pronunciation: [fˈɜːst] (IPA)

The word "first" has many synonyms that express a range of meanings. Some of the synonyms for the word "first" include: initial, primary, inaugural, principal, foremost, premier, headmost, topmost, chief, leading, and initial. These words can be used to describe a variety of situations, such as the first in a sequence, the first step in a process, or the most important or prominent aspect of a situation. Using synonyms for "first" can help to add variety and interest to your writing, and can also help to convey a more precise or nuanced meaning.

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What are the hypernyms for First?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

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Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for first?

The word "first" refers to the initial or the primary position among things or people. Its antonyms are the words that express the opposite meaning of "first" such as last, final, least, inferior, subordinate, and subsequent. The word "last" connotes the opposite of "first" and refers to the final position of things or people. "Final" refers to the concluding stage and is used mainly in academic contexts. "Least" is used when comparing several things or people, and the least is the one that has the smallest quantity, importance, or position. "Subordinate" means lower in rank or authority, while "subsequent" means following in time or order.

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Usage examples for First

You haven't the first claim on me.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
What made him first write to you?
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
The man went in first.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine

Famous quotes with First

  • Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
    Edward Abbey
  • 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
  • The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective.
    Berenice Abbott
  • Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third.
    Bud Abbott
  • The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
    Diane Abbott

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