- Firstling First"ling, a.
All the firstling males. --Deut. xv. 19. [1913 Webster]
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Firstling — First ling (f[ e]rst l[i^]ng), n. [First + ling.] 1. The first produce or offspring; said of animals, especially domestic animals; as, the firstlings of his flock. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The thing first thought or done. [1913 Webster] The very … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
firstling — [fʉrst′liŋ] n. 1. the first of a kind 2. the first fruit, produce, etc. 3. the first offspring of an animal … English World dictionary
firstling — 1. noun a) The first produce or result, notably firstborn offspring. b) The first of a class or kind 2. adjective Firstborn. All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the Lo … Wiktionary
firstling — noun Date: 1535 1. the first of a class or kind 2. the first offspring or result of something … New Collegiate Dictionary
firstling — /ferrst ling/, n. 1. the first of its kind to be produced or to appear. 2. first offspring. 3. a first product or result. [1525 35; FIRST + LING1] * * * … Universalium
firstling — firstÂ·ling || fÉœrstlÉªÅ‹ / fÉœËs n. first thing of its type; first offspring (of an animal); first product, first result … English contemporary dictionary
firstling — noun (usu. firstlings) archaic the first agricultural produce or animal offspring of a season … English new terms dictionary
firstling — first·ling … English syllables
firstling — first•ling [[t]ˈfɜrst lɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the first of its kind to be produced or to appear 2) a first offspring 3) a first product or result • Etymology: 1525–35 … From formal English to slang
firstling — /ˈfɜstlɪŋ/ (say ferstling) noun 1. the first of its kind to be produced or to appear. 2. first offspring. 3. the first product or result … Australian English dictionary