first edition

noun

Definition of first edition

: the copies of a literary work first printed from the same type and issued at the same time also : a single copy from a first edition

Examples of first edition in a Sentence

There were many errors in the book's first edition. She owns a valuable first edition of Huckleberry Finn.
Recent Examples on the Web Over the ensuing years, additional volumes of new words were published to supplement the first edition, and these were integrated into a second edition that appeared in 1989. Roger J. Kreuz, CNN, "The pandemic is changing the English language," 16 Oct. 2020 And the first edition will feature a woman who lost her position at a clothing startup company due to the pandemic. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Biden says US is at 'war' with virus, but his weekends lack a battle posture," 6 Feb. 2021 Over the ensuing years, additional volumes of new words were published to supplement the first edition, and these were integrated into a second edition that appeared in 1989. Roger J. Kreuz, CNN, "The pandemic is changing the English language," 16 Oct. 2020 Over the ensuing years, additional volumes of new words were published to supplement the first edition, and these were integrated into a second edition that appeared in 1989. Roger J. Kreuz, The Conversation, "How COVID-19 is changing the English language," 25 Sep. 2020 Welcome to the first edition of the 2020-2021 Capital Weather Gang Mid-Atlantic ski report! Washington Post, "Mid-Atlantic ski season opens with a blast of snow," 18 Dec. 2020 So concluded the first edition of the Harris Herald, a newsletter which Marie would publish every Christmas for the rest of her life. The Economist, "Christmas newsletters are a form of slow social media," 16 Dec. 2020 The company gave a first edition pamphlet of the Frederick Douglass Oration Delivered at Corinthian Hall on July 5th, 1852, to the Enoch Pratt Free Library. oregonlive, "Zooming with the family over the holidays? Style your room with impressive books, plants, collectibles on sale," 12 Dec. 2020 The Outer Banks and Big Bend models will probably account for most Bronco sales after an initial rush of top-dollar first edition and Badlands models. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 Ford Bronco Sport scores with surprising off-road ability, striking looks," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of first edition

1542, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of first edition was in 1542

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“First edition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20edition. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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first edition

noun

English Language Learners Definition of first edition

: the first set of printed copies of a book also : a single copy from such a set

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