DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

4 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 first·born /ˈfɝs(t)ˈbɔrn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 First·born a. First brought forth; first in the order of birth; eldest; hence, most excellent; most distinguished or exalted; as, the firstborn child.
 Syn: -- eldest.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : first in order of birth; "the firstborn child" [syn: eldest]
      n : the offspring who came first in the order of birth [syn: eldest]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    sons enjoyed certain special privileges (Deut. 21:17; Gen.
    25:23, 31, 34; 49:3; 1 Chr. 5:1; Heb. 12:16; Ps. 89:27). (See BIRTHRIGHT.)
      The "first-born of the poor" signifies the most miserable of
    the poor (Isa. 14:30). The "church of the first-born" signifies
    the church of the redeemed.
      The destruction of the first-born was the last of the ten
    plagues inflicted on the Egyptians (Ex. 11:1-8; 12:29, 30).
      Menephtah is probably the Pharaoh whose first-born was slain.
    His son did not succeed or survive his father, but died early.
    The son's tomb has been found at Thebes unfinished, showing it
    was needed earlier than was expected. Some of the records on the
    tomb are as follows: "The son whom Menephtah loves; who draws
    towards him his father's heart, the singer, the prince of
    archers, who governed Egypt on behalf of his father. Dead."