The definition of first is someone or something that happens or acts before any others.(adjective)
An example of first is a first child, a child born before their siblings.
See first in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE fyrst, lit., foremost, superl. of fore, before (see fore), akin to OHG furist, Ger fürst, prince, lit., foremost < IE base *per-, beyond > L prae, before, Gr para, beside, beyond
See first in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English fyrst; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
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