Synonyms to first

ab ovo, ab initio, aborigine, afresh, again, anew, as new, at first, at the start, basal, basic, before everything, chiefly, constituent, constitutive, de novo, elemental, elementary, essential, first and foremost, first thing, firstly, freshly, from scratch, from the beginning, fundamental, gut, in the beginning, initially, mainly, material, new, newly, of the essence, once more, original, originally, primal, primarily, primary, primitive, primo, principally, radical, substantial, substantive, underlying, ahead, a cut above, above, ahead of time, alee, along, ante, ascendant, before, beforehand, beforetime, betimes, better, capping, chosen, distinguished, early, eclipsing, eminent, en route to, exceeding, excellent, excelling, finer, for, fore, foremost, foresightedly, forth, forward, forwards, greater, headmost, higher, in advance, in anticipation, in ascendancy, in front, in the ascendant, in the forefront, in the foreground, in the front, in the lead, major, marked, of choice, on, one up on, onward, onwards, outstanding, over, precociously, previous, rare, rivaling, super, superior, surpassing, to