Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the offspring who came first in the order of birth
  • adjective first in order of birth

Etymologies

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first + born

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