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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [furst bawrn]
    • /fɜrst bɔrn/
    • /fɜːst bɔːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furst bawrn]
    • /fɜrst bɔrn/

Definitions of first-born word

  • adjective first-born first in the order of birth; eldest. 1
  • noun first-born a firstborn child. 1
  • noun first-born a first result or product. 1
  • adjective first-born child: eldest in family 1
  • noun first-born eldest child in family 1

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Origin of first-born

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at first, born

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Parts of speech for First-born


first-born popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for first-born

adj first-born

  • older — far advanced in the years of one's or its life: an old man; an old horse; an old tree.
  • senior — older or elder (designating the older of two men bearing the same name, as a father whose son is named after him, often written as Sr. or sr. following the name): I'd like to speak with the senior Mr. Hansen, please. I'm privileged to introduce Mr. Edward Andrew Hansen, Sr. Compare junior (def 1).
  • ancient — Ancient means very old, or having existed for a long time.
  • earlier — in or during the first part of a period of time, a course of action, a series of events, etc.: early in the year.
  • first — being before all others with respect to time, order, rank, importance, etc., used as the ordinal number of one: the first edition; the first vice president.

noun first-born

  • senior citizen — an elderly or aged person, especially one who is retired.
  • pensioner — a person who receives or lives on a pension.
  • grandmother — the mother of one's father or mother.
  • headEdith, 1897–1981, U.S. costume designer.
  • matriarch — the female head of a family or tribal line.

Antonyms for first-born

adj first-born

  • younger — being in the first or early stage of life or growth; youthful; not old: a young woman.
  • youngest — being in the first or early stage of life or growth; youthful; not old: a young woman.
  • last-born — last in order of birth; youngest.

noun first-born

  • inferior — lower in station, rank, degree, or grade (often followed by to): a rank inferior to colonel.
  • junior — younger (designating the younger of two men bearing the same full name, as a son named after his father; often written as Jr. or jr. following the name): May I speak with the junior Mr. Hansen? Mr. Edward Andrew Hansen, Jr. Compare senior (def 1).

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