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first is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
first
English numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: one
    Ordinal: first
    Frequency: once
    Multiplier: single
    Distributive: singly

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
first

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

(ordinal number)

  1. The first thing is the one that is number one (1) in order.
    I have no older brothers. I was the first child.

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AdverbEdit

Positive
first

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

(sentence adverb)

  1. If something is first, it is before anything else.
    He was the fastest in class and usually finished everything first.
    First, I should say that we're happy to see you all here today.
  2. Never before.
    I first went to Japan in 1994.
  3. At the beginning.
    When we were first married, everything was wonderful.

NounEdit

Singular
first

Plural
firsts

  1. A first is something that has not happened before.
    A dog walking on stilt?s Well, that is a first.

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