(a.) Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign.
(a.) Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
(a.) Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
(adv.) Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
(n.) The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.
(1) First results let us assume that clinically silent TIAs also (in analogy to clinically silent brain infarctions) could be detected and located.
(2) Here we report that sperm from psr males fertilizes eggs, but that the paternal chromosomes are subsequently condensed into a chromatin mass before the first mitotic division of the egg and do not participate in further divisions.
(3) However, when first trimester specimens were analyzed, the direct-product measurements were significantly larger than the corresponding 3H2O assay results.
(4) In Patient 2 they were at first paroxysmal and unformed, with more prolonged metamorphopsia; later there appeared to be palinoptic formed images, possibly postictal in nature.
(5) Van Persie's knee injury meant that Mata could work in tandem with the delightfully nimble Kagawa, starting for the first time since 22 January.
(6) These studies led to the following conclusions: (a) all the prominent NHP which remain bound to DNA are also present in somewhat similar proportions in the saline-EDTA, Tris, and 0.35 M NaCl washes of nuclei; (b) a protein comigrating with actin is prominent in the first saline-EDTA wash of nuclei, but present as only a minor band in the subsequent washes and on washed chromatin; (c) the presence of nuclear matrix proteins in all the nuclear washes and cytosol indicates that these proteins are distributed throughout the cell; (d) a histone-binding protein (J2) analogous to the HMG1 protein of K. V. Shooter, G.H.
(7) The issue of the Schizophrenia Bulletin is devoted to articles representing this full range of conceptual and empirical work on first-episode psychosis.
(8) We conclude that first-transit and blood-pool techniques are equally accurate methods for determining EF when the time-activity method of analysis is employed.
(9) Oculomotor paresis with cyclic spasms is a rare syndrome, usually noticeable at birth or developing during the first year of life.
(10) In early 2000, during the first months of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, Babitsky was kidnapped by Russian forces and disappeared for many weeks.
(11) The Frenchman’s 65th-minute goal was a fifth for United and redemptive after he conceded the penalty from which CSKA Moscow took a first-half lead.
(12) The intrauterine mean active pressure (MAP) in the nulliparous group was 1.51 kPa (SD 0.45) in the first stage and 2.71 kPa (SD 0.77) in the second stage.
(13) For the first time it was organized on the basis of population.
(14) Immunocompetence was also evident when the cells from thymectomized donors were first incubated with thymus extract for 1 hr and subsequently tested for reactivity.
(15) gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate release from the treated side was higher than the control value during the first 2-3 h, a result indicating an important role of glial cells in the inactivation of released transmitter.
(16) The results of the evaluation confirm that most problems seen by first level medical personnel in developing countries are simple, repetitive, and treatable at home or by a paramedical worker with a few safe, essential drugs, thus avoiding unnecessary visits to a doctor.
(17) Complementarity determining regions (CDR) are conserved to different extents, with the first CDR region in all family members being among the most conserved segments of the molecule.
(18) Despite of the increasing diagnostic importance of the direct determination of the parathormone which is at first available only in special institutions in these cases methodical problems play a less important part than the still not infrequent appearing misunderstanding of the adequate basic disease.
(19) The present findings indicate that the deafferented [or isolated] hypothalamus remains neuronally isolated from the environment if the operation is carried out later than the end of the first week of life.
(20) Amino acid sequence analysis showed that both peaks had identical N-terminal sequences through the first 28 residues.
(n.) Eve; verge; point.
(n.) A child's toy, commonly in the form of a conoid or pear, made to spin on its point, usually by drawing off a string wound round its surface or stem, the motion being sometimes continued by means of a whip.
(n.) A plug, or conical block of wood, with longitudital grooves on its surface, in which the strands of the rope slide in the process of twisting.
(n.) The highest part of anything; the upper end, edge, or extremity; the upper side or surface; summit; apex; vertex; cover; lid; as, the top of a spire; the top of a house; the top of a mountain; the top of the ground.
(n.) The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.
(n.) The highest rank; the most honorable position; the utmost attainable place; as, to be at the top of one's class, or at the top of the school.
(n.) The chief person; the most prominent one.
(n.) The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head.
(n.) The head, or upper part, of a plant.
(n.) A platform surrounding the head of the lower mast and projecting on all sudes. It serves to spead the topmast rigging, thus strengheningthe mast, and also furnishes a convenient standing place for the men aloft.
(n.) A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.
(n.) The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.
(v. i.) To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains.
(v. i.) To predominate; as, topping passions.
(v. i.) To excel; to rise above others.
(v. t.) To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; -- chiefly used in the past participle.
(v. t.) To rise above; to excel; to outgo; to surpass.
(v. t.) To rise to the top of; to go over the top of.
(v. t.) To take off the or upper part of; to crop.
(v. t.) To perform eminently, or better than before.
(v. t.) To raise one end of, as a yard, so that that end becomes higher than the other.
(1) More than £26bn was wiped off the value of Britain's top companieson Tuesday, according to FTSE Group.
(2) Cameron also used the speech to lambast one of the central announcements in the budget - raising the top rate of tax for people earning more than £150,000 to 50p from next year.
(3) Two years ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change declared Egypt's Nile Delta to be among the top three areas on the planet most vulnerable to a rise in sea levels, and even the most optimistic predictions of global temperature increase will still displace millions of Egyptians from one of the most densely populated regions on earth.
(4) Sift the cocoa powder over the top and lightly but thoroughly fold it in with the metal spoon.
(5) Autonomy, sense of accomplishment and time spent in patient care ranked as the top three factors contributing to job satisfaction.
(6) On Monday, the day after a party congress officially cementing Putin's candidacy in the 4 March presidential election, the top stories on Inosmi concerned modernisation, the eurozone crisis and Iran.
(7) Meanwhile, Brighton rock duo Royal Blood top this week's album chart with their self-titled album, scoring the UK's fastest selling British rock debut in three years.
(8) Tottenham not interested in topping Arsenal, says Mauricio Pochettino Read more The second half was less frenetic, with the space much tighter and the chances fewer.
(9) The night's special award went to armed forces broadcaster, BFBS Radio, while long-standing BBC radio DJ Trevor Nelson received the top prize of the night, the gold award.
(10) In a domino effect, everyone got down, one on top of the other.” A 29-year-old woman described blood and flesh that had been blown on to others.
(11) After the gunfight the marines made the shocking discovery of bodies of 58 men and 14 women in a room, some piled on top of each other.
(12) The announcement of Dame Helen Ghosh's departure from the top job at the Home Office the morning after the Olympics is likely to leave Whitehall looking "maler and paler".
(13) After the impact … I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent,” he said in his submission to the panel, which met on Wednesday, a day after Uruguay had beaten Italy 1-0 in a decisive group-stage match.
(14) The proportions of malnourished infants in BF+AF and BF groups were similar (3.2% and 2.4%, respectively, in males and 11.8% and 7.9%, respectively, in females) and significantly smaller than among top-fed infants (25% and 100% in males and females, respectively).
(15) United and West Ham are on similar runs and can feel pretty happy about themselves but are not as confident away from home as they are at home and that will have to change if they are to make ground on the top teams.
(16) In a triple tier configuration, females concentrated 66% of their travel on the top tier.
(17) In the Isa world, the past few weeks have seen a flurry of new launches , some offering table-topping rates .
(18) One of them got a gold medal in medicine, for being top of the year, but they dropped out for exactly these reasons.” These are not alarmist stories being spread by campaigners.
(19) But in the friendlies we tend to give those players a chance to show what they can do at the top level.
(20) We believe Oisin has a very exciting future at the BBC.” Clarkson, May and Hammond have signed up to launch a rival show on Amazon’s TV service , while Chris Evans is currently filming a new series of the BBC’s Top Gear show with fellow presenters Matt LeBlanc and Eddie Jordan.