the initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake"
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)
prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost"
the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
before another in time, space, or importance; "I was here first"; "let's do this job first"
an honours degree of the highest class
the first element in a countable series; "the first of the month"
ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"
the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first"
serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in th
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue-ribbon event of the season"
of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"