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[さい()·しょ()]
saisho
no adjective, noun, adverb

English Meaning(s) for 最初

no adjective, noun, adverb
  1. beginning; outset; first; onset

Definition and Synonyms for 最初

Ab Initio at the beginning
Synonyms: はじめに, 最初
Earlier before now
Synonyms: まず, はじめに, もともと, もとより, まずもって, 元来, 最初, 第一
Beginning the first part or section of something
Synonyms: ついで, のっけ, はじめ, スタート, ビギニング, 入口, 冒頭, すべり出し, 出だし, 出始め, 出始める, 出端, 出鼻, 出っ鼻, 初め, 初める, 初期, 初頭, 取っ付く, 取り付く, とば口, 始まり, 始まる, 始める, 幕開け, , 序の口, 序盤, 序章, 当初, 最初, 滑り出す
Beginning the event consisting of the start of something
Synonyms: はじめ, むくり, 元始, 冒頭, 出だし, 初口, 始まり, 始まる, 始める, 幕開き, 幕開け, 序開き, 振り出し, 振り出す, 最初, , , 源流, 濫觴, 発端, 芽出し, 起こり, 起こる, 起源, 起首
Start the beginning of anything
Synonyms: はじめ, スタート, しょっぱな, , 入り, 入る, 入る, 入口, 冒頭, すべり出し, 出だし, 初め, 初める, 原初, 嚆矢, 始まり, 始まる, 始める, 序開き, 最初, 滑り出す, 発端, 第一歩
Number One the first or highest in an ordering or series
Synonyms: はじめ, トップ, ひとつがい, ナンバーワン, 一番, いの一番, 一級, 光一, 初め, 初める, 最初, 真っ先, 第一, 1等, 随一
Incipiency beginning to exist or to be apparent
Synonyms: 初発, 最初, 発端
Beginning the time at which something is supposed to begin
Synonyms: のっけ, はじめ, とっつき, ぶっつけ, ぶつける, スタート, しょっぱな, キックオフ, すべり出し, 出だし, 出鼻, 出っ鼻, 初め, 初める, 初っ切り, 初口, 劈頭, 取っ付く, 取り付く, 取り付け, 口切り, 始まり, 始まる, 始める, 幕開き, 幕開け, 当初, 最初, 滑り出す, 発足, 開始, 開幕, 開闢

Meanings for each kanji in 最初

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first time; beginning Kanji Details »

Categories 最初 is a member of

Part one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
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Occurrence an event that happens
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Beginning the event consisting of the start of something
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Rank relative status
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Point an instant of time
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Beginning the time at which something is supposed to begin
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Sample Sentences for 最初

Do you remember the day when we first met?
This area was first settled by the Dutch more than two hundred years ago.
The first electric calculator came into existence toward the end of the 19th century.
My first task was to screen out unqualified applicants.
At first I didn't like him, but I do now.

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