2. Originel. Retard initial.
1. At a first stage of development; just becoming familiar with the rudiments or skills or routines; SYN. novice.
2. Serving to begin; SYN. first.
ETYM Old Eng. first, furst, as. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Swed. and Dan. förste, Old High Germ. furist, German fürst prince; a superlatiye form of Eng. for, fore. Related to For, Fore, Formeer, Foremost.
1. Preceding all others in time or space or degree.
2. Ranking above all others; SYN. foremost, top.
3. Indicating the beginning unit in a series; SYN. 1st.
4. Being the gear producing the lowest drive speed; SYN. low.
5. (Music) Highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections.
ETYM Latin initialis, from initium a going in, entrance, beginning, from inire to go into, to enter, begin; pref. in- in + ire to go: cf. French initial. Related to Issue, Commence.
Occurring at the beginning.
ETYM Latin itroductorius: cf. French introductoire.
1. Serving as an introduction or preface; SYN. prefatorial, prefatory.
2. Serving to open or begin.
First or beginning
Première lettre d'un mot.
The first letter of a word (especially a person's name)