English - English Dictionary
first appearancethe act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
first stepthe first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
first basethe initial stage in accomplishing something; "we didn''t get to first base with that approach"
first in first outinventory accounting in which the oldest items (those first acquired) are assumed to be the first sold
last in first outinventory accounting in which the most recently acquired items are assumed to be the first sold
first aidemergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained
first basethe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base
firstthe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base
First Crusadea Crusade from 1096 to 1099; captured Jerusalem and created a theocracy there
first strikethe initial use of nuclear weapons to attack a country that also has nuclear weapons; considered feasible only when the attacker can destroy the other country''s ability to retaliate; "the Pakistani president promised no first strike against India"
first battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
First World Wara war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the central powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
first stomachthe first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; here food is collected and returned to the mouth as cud for chewing
first-aid kitkit consisting of a set of bandages and medicines for giving first aid
first-aid stationa station providing emergency care or treatment before regular medical aid can be obtained
first basethe base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
first classthe most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
first gearthe lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
firstthe lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
first floorthe floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
first balconyfirst or lowest balcony
first classthe highest rank in a classification
first waterthe highest quality gems
first cranial nervea collective term for numerous olfactory filaments in the nasal mucosa
first harmonicthe lowest tone of a harmonic series