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Definition of first:

  1. Foremost in place, time, rank, dignity, or excellence.
  2. Before anything else in time, place, rank, consideration, & c. At first, at the beginning. First or last, at one time or another; at the beginning or end.

Google Ngram Viewer results for first:

This graph shows how "first" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for first:

  1. I felt just so the first time I got up there.
  2. " This is the first time you have come to see me," she said.
  3. Edna was very much afraid of him at first.

Quotes for first:

  1. I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album. - Anita Baker
  2. In order to make money the first thing is to have no need of it. - Ludovic Halevy
  3. You may not be aware of a recent survey that showed that if the First Amendment were put to a popular vote today, it would fail by a 60% to 40% vote. - James E. Rogers
  4. When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco. - Arturo Toscanini
  5. My first book was rejected nine times. It turned out to be a best seller, Battle Cry? in 1953. - Leon Uris

Idioms for first:

  1. If at first you don't succeed, ( try, try, and try again).
  2. the first etc. rung on the ladder
  3. first thing
  4. be first among equals
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