What is the synonym of first and foremost

in first line (German)

Part of speech: word combination

in the first line
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ɪn ˈeːɐ̯stɐ ˌliːni̯ə]
Word meaning / definition:
1) in the first place; especially
Origin of the term:
The word "line" used by scribes in the monasteries, from Latinlinea,Middle High Germanlîne,Old High Germanlîna, initially referred to a longer line that was drawn with the help of a guideline. Then characters and numbers were written on it. This loan word gradually found its way into the general vocabulary. In negotiations, compensation for injustice suffered was placed first, everything else only came second.
1) above all
Related terms:
1) at first sight, especially, mainly, first of all, first of all
Opposite words:
1) in the second line
Application examples:
1) I know someone who primarily wants to earn a lot of money, everything else is subordinate to that.
1) “This primarily A way of enjoying falling, characterized by feelings of fear and lust, is not the only one, however, which is characteristic of the experience of falling. It is primarily typical for first-time bungee jumping and newcomers. "
1) Primarily the aim is to better organize the variety of funding programs. In addition, the new rules could be used to improve the statistics.
1) “As with the A6, faster electronics also ensure faster data transfer in the A7. Externally, the four-door coupe also falls primarily the changed daytime running lights and the new graphics of the LED rear lights. "


  • English: 1) first and foremost, first of all, primarily, chiefly
  • French: 1) en premier lieu
  • Italian: 1) prima di tutto, primo fra tutti, in primo luogo
    • Kurmanji: 1) berî her tiştî, di serî de
  • Swedish: 1) i första linjen, i första hand

Similar words (German): across the board

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

Maybe I'm against abortion. But primarily I am FOR life. Even the unborn. That makes a difference.
BILD.de, October 13, 2018

The Fuggerei is not primarily Sight, but home to 150 people. Obtaining is becoming more and more difficult.
Augsburger Allgemeine, May 10, 2019

The purchase prices for residential real estate are increasing, with them the ancillary acquisition costs and the equity requirement. That hits primarily young households.
Handelsblatt.com, August 9, 2019

Train stations have to become meeting places again - and they do primarily via passengers, not via sales counters.
Luxemburger Wort, August 14, 2019

The share of the online retailer Zalando is currently one of Europe's high-flyers. But there are primarily speculative factors responsible.
cash.ch, January 14, 2019

The plague is not primarily a danger to health, but to the economy and society.
Bernerzeitung.ch, February 1st, 2020

The SPD is happy about some successes in the runoff elections. That is true primarily for the northern parishes.
sueddeutsche.de, March 30, 2020

Everyone is talking about education. The federal government also feels it has an obligation, although it does primarily It is a matter of the country.
GMX, February 20, 2020

In the case of political education, it has to be primarily go to the content of the Ibiza video. And not about its creation.
DiePresse.com, June 4th, 2020

The improvements in the new release of the tool should primarily contribute to a higher performance.
heise online, February 5th, 2020

The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.

Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • first of all
  • first off
  • first of all: Colloquially: before something else happens
  • primary (go.): first and foremost, in a preferential way
  • especially: especially, in the first place
  • priority: having the highest priority; treat first
  • first of all: Colloquial, reinforcing: above all / everyone else, in the first place, first / first / first ever, very first
  • first): first; at the beginning, in the beginning
  • first of all): before a temporal or abstract sequence; at the beginning, at the beginning; outdated: spatially adjacent
  • first of all: above all else

Another word (synonym) for primarily - Source: OpenThesaurus

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vocabulary:… Language together. 1) "The vocabulary has been expanded to include a number of new expressions, primarily this one: flipping." 1) "We call them loanwords, but they ...

line: ... line used. Saying / idioms: across the board the slim line primarily Typical word combinations: 4) open line, half-open line ...

Transrapid:… Trans | ra | pid, plural: - Word meaning / definition: 1) a high-speed train that is primarily intended to transport people and high-value goods ...

Accessory: Everything that women carry around with them is primarily an accessory and is not measured by its functionality, but judged according to fashion criteria

Mount:… Plural: Reit | tie | re Word meaning / definition: 1) animal held for the purpose of riding (primarily for locomotion) Abbreviation: 1) Reitt. Origin of the term: ...

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