Definitions

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

  • n. The first of a kind or category.
  • n. A first-born offspring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The first produce or result, notably firstborn offspring.
  • n. The first of a class or kind
  • n. The thing first thought or done.
  • adj. Firstborn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The first produce or offspring; -- said of animals, especially domestic animals.
  • n. The thing first thought or done.
  • adj. Firstborn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The first produce or offspring: applied to beasts.
  • n. The thing first thought or done.
  • First produced.

Etymologies

first + -ling (Wiktionary)

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