Synonyms of 'first'

aborigine, ab initio, ab ovo, ahead, alpha, antecedent, anterior, anticipatory, arch, banner, before, beforehand, beginning, capital, cardinal, central, champion, chief, chiefly, ci-devant, commencement, crowning, dominant, Early, Elder, elementary, eminent, essential, firstly, focal, fore, foregoing, forehand, foremost, former, forward, front, frontal, fundamental, gambit, great, head, heading, headmost, hegemonic, inaugural, inception, initial, initiative, initiatory, key, leading, least, magisterial, maiden, Main, mainly, master, measly, older, oldest, opening, original, originally, outset, outstanding, Paramount, pioneer, precedent, preceding, precessional, precursory, predominant, preeminent, prefatory, preliminary, preludial, prelusive, premier, preparatory, preponderant, prevailing, prevenient, previous, primal, primarily, primary, prime, primo, primogenial, primordial, principal, principally, Prior, pristine, proemial, propaedeutic, ranking, rather, ruling, senior, slight, slim, Sooner, sovereign, star, start, stellar, supereminent, supreme, topflight, trifling, triumph, trivial, victory, win