Firstly
Firstly First"ly, adv. In the first place; before anything else; -- sometimes improperly used for first. [1913 Webster]

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  • firstly — 1530s, but never a common word (simple first usually serving its place), from FIRST (Cf. first) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • firstly — ► ADVERB ▪ in the first place; first …   English terms dictionary

  • firstly — [fʉrst′lē] adv. in the first place; first: used chiefly in enumerating topics …   English World dictionary

  • firstly — adverb (sentence adverb) used to say that the fact or reason that you are going to mention is the first one and will be followed by others: Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this success. USAGE NOTE: FIRSTLY WORD… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • firstly — [[t]fɜ͟ː(r)stli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You use firstly in speech or writing when you want to give a reason, make a point, or mention an item that will be followed by others connected with it. The programme is now seven years behind schedule… …   English dictionary

  • firstly — adverb /ˈfɜrstli/ In the first place; before anything else; first. Firstly, I continue to base most species treatments on personally collected material, rather than on herbarium plants. Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study… …   Wiktionary

  • firstly — See first, firstly, secondly …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • firstly — first|ly S2 [ˈfə:stli US ə:r ] adv [sentence adverb] used to say that the fact or reason that you are going to mention is the first one and will be followed by others →↑finally, lastly ↑lastly ▪ Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • firstly */*/ — UK [ˈfɜː(r)s(t)lɪ] / US [ˈfɜrs(t)lɪ] adverb 1) used for beginning a list of events that happened, or for saying what will happen first 2) used for beginning a list of reasons, arguments etc Firstly, this car looks awful, and secondly, it s… …   English dictionary

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