(prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc) / order / (old) rank in the imperial examinations / mansion / (literary) but / just

= + + + 丿 : Dorothy Gale (di) accomplished an awesome result with her composite bow (弓) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4): She shot a bamboo stick (⺮) into a banana (丿) so it was split in half, and then fired a dinosaur bone (丨) into the bamboo stick (⺮) so it was split in half as well. Dorothy is number one (第) with the bow!
(prefix indicating ordinal number, as in 第六[di4 liu4] "sixth") / (literary) grades in which successful candidates in the imperial examinations were placed / (old) residence of a high official / (literary) but; however / (literary) only; just

第 character breakdown

"bamboo" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 118)

Mnemonic symbol: a bamboo stick.

Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is cooking bamboo shoots in the space station's kitchen (Ø2). He's cooking them in a large pot and stirs them with a bamboo stick (⺮).
radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2)

Mnemonic symbol: a dinosaur bone. Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the encampment's living room ((e)n3).
vertical stroke (in Chinese characters), referred to as 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3]

Mnemonic symbol: a dinosaur bone. Sheldon Shrimp (shu) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and is cracking it open to eat its bone marrow.
radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3]

Pocahontas (pi-) is eating a banana (丿) in the elevator's living room (-e3).
surname Gong
a bow (weapon) / CL:張|张[zhang1] / to bend / to arch (one's back etc)

Mnemonic symbol: this character just looks like a composite bow.

Gitta Giraffe (gu) is shooting arrows with a composite bow (弓) in front of the engine ((e)ng1).

Characters with 第 as component

第 is not used as a component in another character.

Words with 第

top notch / highest quality
to fail the civil service examination (in imperial China)
ranked number one in the world / the world's first
Liu Guangdi (1859-1898), one of the Six Gentlemen Martyrs 戊戌六君子[Wu4 xu1 Liu4 jun1 zi5] of the unsuccessful reform movement of 1898
Guiseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), Italian military commander and politician
Burgundy (Bourgogne), kingdom during medieval period, now region of France

Sentences with 第

nǐ
shì
dì
yi̅
cì
lái
 
 
ta̅
men
bù
rèn
de
nǐ