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no adjective, noun, adverb

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Root Words:

[だい() + いち()]
dai + ichi

English Meaning(s) for 第一

no adjective, noun
  1. first; foremost; number one
  2. most important
  3. best; greatest; most
  1. above all; besides; in any case; to begin with

Definition and Synonyms for 第一

Foremost before anything else
Synonyms: まず, とりあえず, ひとつがい, まずもって, 一番, 何はさておき, 第一
Primarily of primary import
Synonyms: まず, まずもって, , , , , , , 主に, 主として, 主人, 第一
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
Foremost ranking above all others
Synonyms: 冠たる, 第一
Essential basic and fundamental
Synonyms: 不可欠, 主要, 入用, 入り用, 切要, 基本的, 必要, 必須, 本質的, 枢要, 根本的, 第一, 肝心, 肝要, 重大, 重要, 須要
Basal of primary importance
Synonyms: プライマリ, 基本的, 第一, 第一義的
First preceding all others in time or space or degree
Synonyms: うぶ, , 初い, 初め, 第一
First highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
Synonyms: 第一
Preeminent greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
Synonyms: 中心的, , , , , , , 主人, 冠たる, 卓抜, 枢要, 第一
Number One the first element in a countable series
Synonyms: ピン, トップ, ひとつがい, ナンバーワン, 一番, いの一番, 一番目, 最前, 第一
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

Meanings for each kanji in 第一

» No.; residence
» one; one radical (no.1)

Categories 第一 is a member of

Ordinal Number the number designating place in an ordered sequence
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 第一

Sample Sentences for 第一

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
What is the main cause of the crime?
The first phase of construction has been completed.
To begin with, you must not be late for school.
Sailing a boat, his chief hobby, costs him most of his salary.

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