from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in the first year of an experience especially in a U. S. high school or college; -- of a person.

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

  • adj. used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)


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  • Mom called her first-year analysts “Meat” and bragged that she, in turn, was known as “The Lion.”

    The Worst Years of Your Life

  • At some colleges, freshmen were supposed to be called first-year students; that struck most frosh as a little stiff, but freshman week was replaced in many places by orientation week.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and David Vitter (R-La.) - wrote a letter to GOP House lawmakers on Wednesday urging them to reject Boehner's debt-limit bill, calling the first-year cuts "inadequate" and arguing it would add trillions to the national debt.

    NY Daily News

  • Tinnon had his advocates at East, namely his first-year language arts teacher, Amy Kallioinen, who'd taken him under her wing, plead with him to realize his potential, and battled to keep him in school -- but he was hit with a misdemeanor theft charge for the ticket incident, kicked out of East again, and missed the entire hoops season.

  • I was about to teach the material on arbitration to my first-year civil procedure class and decided to read the fine print that came with the agreement accompanying the computer.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • At Essex University, the head of philosophy, Professor Wayne Martin, is passionate about the voluntary module on essay writing he's created for MA and first-year undergraduate students – and he needs to be, because it sounds distinctly time-intensive and is not an official part of his job.

    Essay writing trips up students

  • The rook hit 21 of 36 passes against the Redskins with nary an interception in only his third start, which is a relief in Detroit seeing as how the league's other first-year starter -- Matt Sanchez, whom the Lions passed on -- is 3-0 with the Jets.

    Stafford, Vick: Oh, happy day for the M&M quarterbacks - sports

  • But there was one rite of passage that neither he nor any first-year player can really prepare for: his first postseason series.

    Rangers Wait for Stepan to Step Up

  • With a $350,000 starting salary, a Wharton graduate -- who now works at a private equity firm -- became the highest paid first-year Master in Business Administration graduate in the country last year.

    How's $350,000 For A Starting Salary?

  • Hiram To and Scott Redford "For Your Pleasure—Remake/Remodel" is part of the first-year anniversary of the interesting little 2P Gallery in Hong Kong's Western District.

    For 2011, Art HK Grows Up and Goes Local


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