first first  /ˈfɜrst/


  1. (n) the first or highest in an ordering or series
  2. (n) the first element in a countable series
  3. (n) the time at which something is supposed to begin
  4. (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)
  5. (n) an honours degree of the highest class
  6. (n) the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
  7. (adj) preceding all others in time or space or degree
  8. (adj) indicating the beginning unit in a series
  9. (adj) serving to set in motion
  10. (adj) serving to begin
  11. (adj) ranking above all others
  12. (adj) highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
  13. (adv) before anything else
  14. (adv) the initial time
  15. (adv) before another in time, space, or importance
  16. (adv) prominently forward


  1. After 14 years of negotiating a maze of Soviet bureaucrats, the first McDonald's in the Soviet Union is scheduled to open this week.
  2. The first of Europe's kings to be pushed out of his country by the Nazis was the first to come back.
  3. Trounced in his first big race, Barack Obama retooled and won a Senate seat.


  1. First Solar plans to sell 8.5M shares

    First Solar Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to sell 8.5 million shares of stock. The solar company said the underwriters of the sale will have the option to buy another 1.3 million shares to cover any ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. First Solar Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

    First Solar, Inc. today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 8,500,000 shares of its common stock. In addition, First Solar will grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,275,000 shares of common stock.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. First Data Releases May 2013 SpendTrend® Analysis

    First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, today released its First Data SpendTrend® analysis for May 1-31, 2013 compared to May 1-31, 2012.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "And we want to make more history in the final.Somebody will.Spain faces the Netherlands on Sunday at Soccer City in Johannesburg, ensuring a first-time champion. The Dutch, who beat Uruguay 3-2 on Tuesday night, have lost in their only two trips to...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: Financial News USA (press release)

  2. "That was the moment that proved the mission was successful - we made it," Mr Piccard said. "It's the first time ever that a solar airplane has flown through the night. Nothing can prevent us from another day and night, and the myth of...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source: National

  3. On June 17, Texas Congressman Joe Barton, the ranking Republican member of the House Energy Committee, had this to say to BP CEO Tony Hayward: "I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: Weekly Volcano

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