first

(redirected from of the first magnitude)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to of the first magnitude: lackaday

first

(Earlier), adjective aboriginal, anterior, earlier, earliest, embryonic, inaugural, incipient, introductory, primeval, primitive, prior
Associated concepts: at first impression, first lien, first readdng, first stages of litigation, on first blush

first

(Superior), adjective antecedent, authentic, capital, cardinal, central, chief, crowning, dominant, highest, important, initial, leading, maiden, main, original, paramount, precessional, precursory, preferred, premier, primary, prime, primordial, principal, second to none, starting, stellar, superior, supreme, vital
Associated concepts: first-degree offense

first

adverb ab initio, at first, at the outset, before, chiefly, first and foremost, firstly, formerly, from the beginning, initially, in the beginning, in the front, originally, principally
See also: ab initio, basic, cardinal, central, dominant, essential, important, initial, leading, original, paramount, precursory, preferred, previous, primary, prime, primordial, principal, prior, prototype, stellar, unprecedented
References in periodicals archive ?
Even his enemies accept, I think, that he's a leader of the first magnitude."
Even his enemies accept that he is a leader of the first magnitude - an extraordinary man
A belly chuckling read of the first magnitude, "Champagne And Caviar Again?" is the perfect gift for those who aspire to becoming wealthy themselves one day.
"Judged by any military standard," comments Addison Howard, "the fighting Nez Perces had accomplished a military exploit of the first magnitude." This reflects the insightful leadership of Chief Joseph, as well as his war chiefs, Looking Glass and Poker Joe.
The war provided Avila Camacho with "a political windfall of the first magnitude," enhancing his stature and authority as the leader of a nation at war, allowing him to assign key rivals (including Cardenas) to active military duty under his command and providing the rationale for increased state regulation of the economy (115).
He is facing problems of the first magnitude: an extremist situation that threatens to turn into a festering crisis in the storied city of Marawi; a Moro secessionist movement that is frustrated at the lack
Glodis has done a creditable job as Worcester County sheriff, and the costs of removing his name from the department's vehicles hardly ranks as an ethical and financial scandal of the first magnitude. Nonetheless, it should serve as a warning to anyone who aspires to political office: Whatever the job is, it is not first or foremost about you.
BLAIRWELL accept that he is a leader of the first magnitude - an extraordinary man
Imposing the new "euro" currency on the people of Europe on January 1st was a revolutionary event of the first magnitude. In one fell swoop, national currencies that had existed for hundreds of years were swept away, along with the economic sovereignty of 12 nations.
His foremost admirers are his happy parents, Gian Lucca Guidicelli and Glenna Fernan Guidicelli, who have been most supportive of him, as a racer, an actor, and now a singing star of the first magnitude. Matteo's Italian genes serve him well.