a person’s first reception of the Eucharist, often around the age of 7 or 8; also cap. First Communion
First Communion is traditionally an important festive occasion for Roman Catholic families.
See first communion
noun 1. 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.