Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
arranged, considered, or done in order of application or arrival, as for purposes of service:
orders filled on a first-come basis.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for
Once you have been nominated, spaces are awarded based on a
-first-serve process in terms of payment.
, first-served, no reservations or permit needed.
The special events are sold on a
, first-serve basis and sell out early.
As an added bonus, these
, first-served campgrounds often have space available even late in the day.
Stays are limited to a maximum of two weeks, and the campground is
, first served.
More than half the seating is communal, and all
-first-serve diners are packed in anchovy-tin-tight.
, first-served, so reserve your place at one of the picnic tables or on an oversized day bed.
first-served sites are available at some parks.
All remaining park campgrounds are
In the off-season campsite availability is
Discover our greatest slideshows
9 Words to Help You Navigate the...
7 Chinese Loanwords to Expand Your...
Poodle, Basset & Beagle: 10 Dog...
A Look at 8 Expressions with Heart
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
When Death to either shall come— I pray it be first to me.
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real...
Your letter is come; it came indeed twelve lines ago, but I could not stop to acknowledge it before,...
Nearby words for first-come
first things first
first world war
first-born, redemption of
first-born, sanctification of the