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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. First in order of birth; born first.
  • n. The child in a family who is born first.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The first child to be born to a parent or family.
  • adj. Born as the first one in a family, flock or the like.
  • adj. Most excellent; most distinguished or exalted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The first child born to a parent.
  • adj. First brought forth; first in the order of birth; eldest; hence, most excellent; most distinguished or exalted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • First brought forth; first in the order of birth; eldest: as, the first-born son.
  • Hence Most excellent; most distinguished or exalted.
  • n. The first-born child; hence, the first result or product.

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

  • n. the offspring who came first in the order of birth
  • adj. first in order of birth

Etymologies

first + born (Wiktionary)

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