in the order of birth; eldest.
a firstborn child.
a result or product.
eldest of the children in a family
the eldest child in a family
sons enjoyed certain special privileges (Deut. 21:17; Gen. 25:23, 31, 34; 49:3; 1 Chr. 5:1; Heb. 12:16; Ps. 89:27). (See BIRTHRIGHT.) The “first-born of the poor” signifies the most miserable of the poor (Isa. 14:30). The “church of the first-born” signifies the church of the redeemed. The destruction of the first-born was the last of the ten plagues inflicted on the Egyptians (Ex. 11:1-8; 12:29, 30). Menephtah is probably the Pharaoh whose first-born was slain. His son did not succeed or survive his father, but died early. The son’s tomb has been found at Thebes unfinished, showing it was needed earlier than was expected. Some of the records on the tomb are as follows: “The son whom Menephtah loves; who draws towards him his father’s heart, the singer, the prince of archers, who governed Egypt on behalf of his father. Dead.”
noun, Theology. 1. . noun 1. a source or cause of something 2. (often capitals) (esp in philosophy) God considered as the uncaused creator of all beings apart from himself
- First-cause argument
[furst-kawz] /ˈfɜrstˈkɔz/ noun, Philosophy. 1. an argument for the existence of God, asserting the necessity of an uncaused cause of all subsequent series of causes, on the assumption that an infinite regress is impossible.
noun 1. See under (def 1). [steyts-jen-er-uh l] /ˈsteɪtsˈdʒɛn ər əl/ noun 1. the parliament of the Netherlands, consisting of an upper chamber (First Chamber) and a lower chamber (Second Chamber) 2. French History. the legislative body in France before the French Revolution.
[furst-klas, -klahs] /ˈfɜrstˈklæs, -ˈklɑs/ adjective 1. of the highest or best class or quality: a first-class movie. 2. best-equipped and most expensive: a first-class railroad car. 3. given or entitled to preferred treatment, handling, etc.: first-class mail. adverb 4. by first-class conveyance: to travel first-class. noun 1. the best, finest, or highest class, grade, or […]