the consonant shift described by Grimm’s law, which distinguishes Germanic languages from other Indo-European languages.
noun 1. (def 1). 2. anything or anyone closely related to or resembling another: The film producer tried not to make the movie a first cousin to his last hit. A close relation or resemblance to someone or something, as in This new machine is a first cousin to the previous model. The figurative use […]
- First crack out of the box
adverb phrase Immediately; before anything else: Get him back home and, first crack out of the box, he’s run away again (1940s+)
- First cranial nerve
first cranial nerve n. See olfactory nerve.
- First cuneiform bone
first cuneiform bone n. See medial cuneiform bone.