a source or cause of something
(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 […]
[klas-muh n, klahs-] /ˈklæs mən, ˈklɑs-/ noun, plural first classmen. 1. a fourth-year student at a U.S. military academy.