meaning of first

1. Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign.
Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc. ; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
The upper part of a duet, trio, etc. , either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.

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