Chinese words with 先 character meaning (HSK)

先生

XIAN1, SHENG5
Mister (Mr.), husband, doctor (topolect), teacher

XIAN1
early, prior, former, in advance, first

首先

SHOU3, XIAN1
first (of all), in the first place

事先

SHI4, XIAN1
in advance, before the event, beforehand, prior

领先

LING3, XIAN1
to lead, to be in front

先进

XIAN1, JIN4
advanced (technology), to advance

先前

XIAN1, QIAN2
before, previously

优先

YOU1, XIAN1
priority

预先

YU4, XIAN1
beforehand, prior

原先

YUAN2, XIAN1
former, original

争先恐后

ZHENG1, XIAN1, KONG3, HOU4
striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom), outdoing one another

祖先

ZU3, XIAN1
ancestor, forebears