the earliest fruit of the season.
the first products or results of anything.
the first results, products, or profits of an undertaking
fruit that ripens first
The first-fruits of the ground were offered unto God just as the first-born of man and animals. The law required, (1.) That on the morrow after the Passover Sabbath a sheaf of new corn should be waved by the priest before the altar (Lev. 23:5, 6, 10, 12; 2:12). (2.) That at the feast of Pentecost two loaves of leavened bread, made from the new flour, were to be waved in like manner (Lev. 23:15, 17; Num. 28:26). (3.) The feast of Tabernacles was an acknowledgement that the fruits of the harvest were from the Lord (Ex. 23:16; 34:22). (4.) Every individual, besides, was required to consecrate to God a portion of the first-fruits of the land (Ex. 22:29; 23:19; 34:26; Num. 15:20, 21). (5.) The law enjoined that no fruit was to be gathered from newly-planted fruit-trees for the first three years, and that the first-fruits of the fourth year were to be consecrated to the Lord (Lev. 19:23-25). Jeremiah (2:3) alludes to the ordinance of “first-fruits,” and hence he must have been acquainted with the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers, where the laws regarding it are recorded.
[furst-jen-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˈfɜrstˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən/ adjective 1. being the first generation of a family to be born in a particular country. 2. being a naturalized citizen of a particular country; immigrant: the child of first-generation Americans.
- First generation language
Raw machine code. When computers were first “programmed” from an input device, rather than by being rewired, they were fed input in the form of numbers, which they then interpreted as commands. This was really low level, and a program fragment might look like “010307 010307”. Almost no one programs in machine language anymore, because […]
- First generation computer
architecture A prototype computer based on vacuum tubes and other esoteric technologies. Chronologically, any computer designed before the mid-1950s. Examples include Howard Aiken’s Mark 1 (1944), Maunchly and Eckert’s ENIAC (1946), and the IAS computer. (1996-11-22)
[furst-hand] /ˈfɜrstˈhænd/ adverb 1. from the or original source: We heard the news of the accident firsthand from a witness. adjective 2. of or relating to the or original source. 3. direct from the original source: firsthand knowledge of the riot. adj. also first-hand, first hand, 1690s, from the image of the “first hand” as […]