Definition of Firstborn

1. Noun. The offspring who came first in the order of birth.

Exact synonyms: Eldest
Generic synonyms: Issue, Offspring, Progeny
Derivative terms: Eldest

2. Adjective. First in order of birth. "The firstborn child"
Exact synonyms: Eldest
Similar to: First
Derivative terms: Eldest

Definition of Firstborn

1. a. First brought forth; first in the order of nativity; eldest; hence, most excellent; most distinguished or exalted.

Definition of Firstborn

1. Noun. The first child to be born to a parent or family. ¹

2. Adjective. Born as the first one in a family, flock or the like. ¹

3. Adjective. Most excellent; most distinguished or exalted. ¹

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Definition of Firstborn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firstborn

first thing
first things first
first touch
first trimester
first truth
first unit
first violin
first violinist
first visceral cleft
first water
first woman
first women
first world problem
first world problems
firstborn (current term)

Literary usage of Firstborn

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"Number all the firstborn of 41. instead of all the firstborn — instead of all the ... iAe firstborn o/the children of 46. of the firstborn o/the children of ..."

2. Semitic Magic, Its Origins and Development by Reginald Campbell Thompson (1908)
"V. THE REDEMPTION OF THE firstborn. ONE of the most interesting problems in Semitic folklore is the question of the origin of the firstborn-substitution. ..."

3. The Insurance Cyclopáedia: Being a Dictionary of the Definition of Terms by Cornelius Walford (1876)
"firstborn CHILDREN.—The mort, from childbirth being greatest during the first and second pregnancies, especially during the first, a great deal of interest ..."

4. Contributions to the Science of Mythology by Friedrich Max Müller (1897)
"YAMA AS firstborn AND FIRST TO DIE. [CHAP. Yama as the firstborn and the first to die. We have only to continue these two ideas in order to understand what ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, John Sutherland Black (1902)
"The existence of a real inner connection between the festival and the offering of the firstborn is attested by Ex. 1312/., a passage which is perhaps older ..."

6. Ṿayyiḳra = Leviticus by Marcus Moritz Kalisch (1867)
"All the firstborn males, both of men and beasts, belong to God;1 for when the firstborn were smitten by Him in Egypt, He saved those oí the Hebrews;1 but ..."

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