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first-born

adj
eldest of the children in a family
n
the eldest child in a family
Translations

first-born

[ˈfɜːstbɔːn]
A. Nprimogénito/a m/f
B. ADJprimogénito
the first-born sonel hijo primogénito

first

(fəːst) adjective, adverb
before all others in place, time or rank. the first person to arrive; The boy spoke first.
adverb
before doing anything else. `Shall we eat now?' `Wash your hands first!
noun
the person, animal etc that does something before any other person, animal etc. the first to arrive.
ˈfirstly adverb
in the first place. I have three reasons for not going – firstly, it's cold, secondly, I'm tired, and thirdly, I don't want to!
first aid adjective (etc) treatment of a wounded or sick person before the doctor's arrival: We should all learn first aid; ()
first-aid treatment.
ˈfirst-born adjective, noun
(one's) oldest (child).
ˌfirst-ˈclass adjective
1. of the best quality. a first-class hotel.
2. very good. This food is first-class!
3. (for) travelling in the best and most expensive part of the train, plane, ship etc. a first-class passenger ticket; (also adverb) She always travels first-class.
ˌfirst-ˈhand adjective, adverb
(of a story, description etc) obtained directly, not through various other people. a first-hand account; I heard the story first-hand.
ˌfirst-ˈrate adjective
of the best quality. She is a first-rate architect.
at first
at the beginning. At first I didn't like him.
at first hand
obtained etc directly. I was able to acquire information at first hand.
first and foremost
first of all.
first of all
to begin with; the most important thing is. First of all, let's clear up the mess; First of all, the scheme is impossible – secondly, we can't afford it.
References in classic literature ?
Yet so strong is the parental ambition among those Polygons who are, as it were, on the fringe of the Circular class, that it is very rare to find a Nobleman of that position in society, who has neglected to place his first-born in the Circular Neo-Therapeutic Gymnasium before he has attained the age of a month.
As long as Nicholas alone was in danger the countess imagined that she loved her first-born more than all her other children and even reproached herself for it; but when her youngest: the scapegrace who had been bad at lessons, was always breaking things in the house and making himself a nuisance to everybody, that snub-nosed Petya with his merry black eyes and fresh rosy cheeks where soft down was just beginning to show- when he was thrown amid those big, dreadful, cruel men who were fighting somewhere about something and apparently finding pleasure in it- then his mother thought she loved him more, much more, than all her other children.
Unfortunately the Cat received a telegram which said that his first-born was suffering from chilblains and was on the point of death.
Fundraisers have traditionally refrained from asking for a donor's first-born child.
Nurses who visit disadvantaged patients in their homes can reduce all causes of mortality among mothers and preventable causes of mortality among their first-born children, found a study published in July in Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.
TEHRAN (FNA)- We bugged out upon the discovery that first-born girls are the most ambitious of any kind of sibling, at least when it comes to education.
Nijel Dela Cruz, 29 and his wife Josie, 32, who together earn Dh8000 per month, have exhausted all their resources to pay for the treatment of their first-born, baby Mikaela Luciana.
The guys of One Direction are technically Simon Cowell's first-born, as the 53 year old guided them to success on U.
13 ( ANI ): Birth order may raise the risk of first-born children developing diabetes or high blood pressure, a study has claimed.
Mum Laura Heslop, who lives with partner Liam Bartlett in Walker, Newcastle, opted for a water birth when she had first-born Payton.
IT'S good news the monarchy has agreed to change the rules of succession so first-born women and the spouses of Catholics can become kings and queens (Mirror, October 29).
When Sulloway 7 explained the dominance hierarchies within siblings, he stated that first-born exercise dominancy over their siblings that he can easily overawe their younger siblings as he is elder.