Firstling
Firstling First"ling, a. Firstborn. [1913 Webster]

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 — first·ling || fÉœrstlɪŋ / fɜːs 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

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