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First vs. Frist

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Firstadjective

Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest.

‘The first day of September 2013 was a Sunday.’; ‘I was the first runner to reach the finish line, and won the race.’;

Fristnoun

(obsolete) A certain space or period of time; respite.

Firstadjective

Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest.

‘Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.’; ‘the first violinist’;

Fristnoun

Time allotted for repayment; a term (in which a debt is to be repaid); a delay; respite; suspension.

‘His was a short frist (He had a short life).’;

Firstadverb

Before anything else; firstly.

‘Clean the sink first, before you even think of starting to cook.’;

Fristnoun

Credit; trust.

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Firstadverb

For the first time;

‘I first witnessed a death when I was nine years old.’;

Fristverb

To sell (goods) on trust or credit.

Firstnoun

(uncountable) The person or thing in the first position.

‘He was the first to complete the course.’;

Fristverb

To grant respite.

Firstnoun

(uncountable) The first gear of an engine.

Fristverb

To give a debtor credit or time for payment.

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Firstnoun

(countable) Something that has never happened before; a new occurrence.

‘This is a first. For once he has nothing to say.’;

Fristverb

To defer; postpone.

Firstnoun

first base

‘There was a close play at first.’;

Fristverb

To sell upon credit, as goods.

Firstnoun

A first-class honours degree.

Frist

Frist is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Bill Frist (born 1952), American physician, businessman, and politician Patricia C. Frist, American businesswoman and philanthropist.

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Firstnoun

A first-edition copy of some publication.

Firstnoun

A fraction of an integer ending in one.

‘one forty-first of the estate’;

Firstnoun

(obsolete) Time; time granted; respite.

Firstadjective

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.

Firstadjective

Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.

Firstadjective

Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.

‘It is the intention of the person to reveal it at first hand, by way of mouth, to yourself.’; ‘See, Father, what first fruits on earth are sprungFrom thy implanted grace in man!’;

Firstadverb

Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; - much used in composition with adjectives and participles.

‘Adam was first formed, then Eve.’; ‘And all are fools and lovers first or last.’;

Firstnoun

The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; - so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preëminence in the combined effect.

Firstnoun

the first or highest in an ordering or series;

‘He wanted to be the first’;

Firstnoun

the first element in a countable series;

‘the first of the month’;

Firstnoun

the time at which something is supposed to begin;

‘they got an early start’; ‘she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her’;

Firstnoun

the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base

Firstnoun

an honours degree of the highest class

Firstnoun

the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

Firstadjective

preceding all others in time or space or degree;

‘the first house on the right’; ‘the first day of spring’; ‘his first political race’; ‘her first baby’; ‘the first time’; ‘the first meetings of the new party’; ‘the first phase of his training’; ‘the last time I saw Paris’; ‘the last day of the month’; ‘had the last word’; ‘waited until the last minute’; ‘he raised his voice in a last supreme call’; ‘the last game of the season’; ‘down to his last nickel’;

Firstadjective

indicating the beginning unit in a series

Firstadjective

serving to set in motion;

‘the magazine's inaugural issue’; ‘the initiative phase in the negotiations’; ‘an initiatory step toward a treaty’; ‘his first (or maiden) speech in Congress’; ‘the liner's maiden voyage’;

Firstadjective

serving to begin;

‘the beginning canto of the poem’; ‘the first verse’;

Firstadjective

ranking above all others;

‘was first in her class’; ‘the foremost figure among marine artists’; ‘the top graduate’;

Firstadjective

highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections;

‘first soprano’; ‘the first violin section’; ‘played first horn’;

Firstadjective

being the gear producing the lowest drive speed;

‘use first gear on steep hills’;

Firstadverb

before anything else;

‘first we must consider the garter snake’;

Firstadverb

the initial time;

‘when Felix first saw a garter snake’;

Firstadverb

before another in time, space, or importance;

‘I was here first’; ‘let's do this job first’;

Firstadverb

prominently forward;

‘he put his best foot foremost’;

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