from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The first of the bases in the infield, counterclockwise from home plate.
  • noun The fielding position occupied by the first baseman.
  • noun Slang The first stage or step toward completion or success.

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  • noun baseball The base after home plate in a counter-clockwise path around a baseball infield.
  • noun by extension Completion of the first phase of an activity.
  • noun US, colloquial Kissing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
  • noun the initial stage in accomplishing something
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)


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