first off, for the first time, fore, main, key, important, world-class, cardinal, major, initiatory, initiative, firstly, premier, first of all, primary, frontmost, number one, prime, principal, study at principal, front, capital
beginning (part of speech: adjective)
formative, infant, inaugural, maiden, fetal, commencing, initial, early, dawned, preparatory, Genesis, first, beginning, nascent, primal, primeval, germinal, introductory, aboriginal, hatching, alpha, newborn, new, original, precursory, incipient, preliminary, embryonic, sprouting, primordial, budding, emerging, infantile, starting, baby
superior (part of speech: adjective)
crowning, headmost, furthermost, maximum, consummate, champion, leading, choice, chief, signal, dominant, controlling, best, most, sovereign, superior, elite, master, A-1, eminent, above, predominant, paramount, quintessential, ruling, furthest, senior, chosen, uppermost, supreme, better, commanding, king, zenith, ascendant
top (part of speech: adjective)
frontal (part of speech: adjective)
- This means, first and foremost, a knowledge of harmony, to which you may later add the study of counterpoint and forms. - "Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered", Josef Hofmann.
- That knight was accounted the most nobly born who bore himself the foremost in the press. - "Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut", Wace.
- To preserve and perpetuate the national literature should be among the foremost cares of the National Legislature. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.