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Synonyms for first

to begin with

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novelty

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from the first

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  • from the start
  • from the beginning
  • from the outset
  • from the very beginning
  • from the introduction
  • from the starting point
  • from the inception
  • from the commencement
  • from the word `go'

Synonyms for first

at or near the start of a period, development, or series

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the first or highest in an ordering or series

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the first element in a countable series

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)

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the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle

preceding all others in time or space or degree

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indicating the beginning unit in a series

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serving to set in motion

serving to begin

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ranking above all others

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highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections

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before anything else

the initial time

prominently forward

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References in classic literature ?
And the First of the Tigers, lifting up his muzzle to the new-made sky, which is now so old, said: 'Give me back my power, O Tha.
And the First of the Tigers ran to and fro, calling aloud to the deer and the pig and the sambhur and the porcupine and all the Jungle Peoples, and they all ran away from him who had been their judge, because they were afraid.
Then the First of the Tigers came back, and his pride was broken in him, and, beating his head upon the ground, he tore up the earth with all his feet and said: 'Remember that I was once the Master of the Jungle.
Then the First of the Tigers answered, 'I am content'; but when next he drank he saw the black stripes upon his flank and his side, and he remembered the name that the Hairless One had given him, and he was angry.
The First of the Tigers licked his lips and said: 'What matter?
The First of the Tigers, standing stiffly to his kill, said.
The First of the Tigers was very bold, for his Night was still on him, and he said: 'The Promise of Tha is the Promise of Tha.
The First of the Tigers said: 'He is here under my foot, and his back is broken.
For the first time they began to notice that there was a new word in the language, and a new idea in the scientific world.
Very slowly these lectures, and the tireless activity of Hubbard, pushed back the ridicule and the incredulity; and in the merry month of May, 1877, a man named Emery drifted into Hubbard's office from the near-by city of Charlestown, and leased two telephones for twenty actual dollars--the first money ever paid for a telephone.
Greatly encouraged, they prepared a little circular which was the first advertisement of the telephone business.
The other five telephones could be connected by a switch in Holmes's office, and thus was born the first tiny and crude Telephone Exchange.
The first five thousand telephones, and more, were made with his money.
Forbes, who came in as a friend of the Bradleys, were the first capitalists who, for purely business reasons, invested money in the Bell patents.
His grand-uncle Stephen had built the engines for the Savannah, the first American steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; and his cousin Alfred was the friend and co-worker of Morse, the inventor of the telegraph.