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

  • n. Baseball The first of the bases in the infield, counterclockwise from home plate.
  • n. Baseball The fielding position occupied by the first baseman.
  • n. Slang The first stage or step toward completion or success: "He never got to first base with any of his big wheels and dealsā€ ( Ross Macdonald).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The base after home plate in a counter-clockwise path around a baseball infield.
  • n. Completion of the first phase of an activity.
  • n. Kissing.

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

  • n. the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
  • n. the initial stage in accomplishing something
  • n. 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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