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of or relating to one's first, or given, name; familiar; intimate:
They were on a first-name basis soon after meeting.
verb (used with object)
to address (someone) by his or her first name, especially as a sign of informality or familiarity:
The boss doesn't like the employees to first-name her.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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He gets his
because he likes to climb rocks.
Needless to say, owners won't be on a
basis with their local gas station attendant.
In addition to sharing a
, each of us was the oldest of three children.
The gentleman with the same
seems to be referring to the ill-fated website.
Then it uploads in alphabetical order from the
of a band or artist until you max out on space.
Peculiar though her
may be, her surname indicates to her countrymen that she was born to the media purple.
Moreover, to the immediate family a member's
is of particular importance, since the last name is common to all.
She allows students to call her by her
to show them she is not above learning new techniques.
If she ever had a
, nobody knows what it was.
British Dictionary definitions for
a name given to a person at birth, as opposed to a surname
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