Definition of 先

  • before
  • ahead
  • previous
  • future
  • precedence

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • セン
  • さき

Popular Words With This Kanji

先, 前, 先き, さき

previous, prior, former, some time ago, preceding, point (e.g. pencil), tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, ahead, the other side, the future, hereafter, destination, the other party

先, 前, 先き, さき

previous, prior, former, some time ago, preceding, point (e.g. pencil), tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, ahead, the other side, the future, hereafter, destination, the other party

先ず, まず

first (of all), to start with, about, almost, anyway, well, now, hardly (with neg. verb)

先月, せんげつ

last month

先生, せんせい

teacher, master, doctor, with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific

先進国, せんしんこく

advanced (developed) country, advanced nations

優先, ゆうせん

preference, priority, precedence

先行, せんこう

preceding, going first, leading, going ahead, taking priority

先発, せんぱつ

forerunner, advance party, going on ahead, being in a (team sports) match or game from the start, starting

先駆け, 魁, さきがけ

charging ahead of others, the first to charge, pioneer, forerunner, harbinger


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