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first-class

(fûrst′klăs′)
adj.
1. Constituting or belonging to the first, highest, or best group in a system of classification: a first-class hotel.
2. Of the foremost excellence or highest quality; first-rate: a first-class mind.

first′ class′ adv.

first′ class′


n.
1. the best, finest, or highest class, grade, or rank.
2. the most expensive and most luxurious class of accommodation on trains, ships, airplanes, etc.
3. (in the U.S. Postal Service) the class of mail consisting of letters, postal cards, or the like, together with all mailable matter sealed against inspection.
[1740–50]

first′-class′



adj.
1. of the highest or best class or quality.
2. best-equipped and most expensive.
3. given or entitled to preferred treatment, handling, etc.
adv.
4. by first-class conveyance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.first-class - very good;of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

first-class

first class
adjective excellent, great, very good, superb, topping (Brit. slang), top, tops (slang), bad (slang), prime, capital, choice, champion, cool (informal), brilliant, crack (slang), mean (slang), cracking (Brit. informal), crucial (slang), outstanding, premium, ace (informal), marvellous, exceptional, mega (slang), sovereign, dope (slang), world-class, blue-chip, top-flight, top-class, five-star, exemplary, wicked (slang), first-rate, def (slang), superlative, second to none, top-notch (informal), brill (informal), top-drawer, matchless, tiptop, boffo (slang), the dog's bollocks (taboo slang), jim-dandy (slang), twenty-four carat, A1 or A-one (informal), bitchin' (U.S. slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) The food was first-class
shocking (informal), terrible, inferior, second-class, second-rate, third-rate

first-class

adjective
1. Exceptionally good of its kind:
Slang: boss.
Chiefly British: tophole.
2. Of fine quality:
Translations

first-class

[ˈfɜːstklɑːs]
A. ADJ
1. [passenger, accommodation] → de primera clase; [travel, compartment, train] → de primera (clase); [stamp] referido a un sello de correos, que asegura mayor rapidez en la entrega
2. (= very good) [education, performance] → de primera (calidad)
B. CPD first-class compartment N (Rail) → compartimento m de primera
first-class honours degree N (Univ) → licenciatura f con matrícula de honor
see also honour A7 first-class mail, first-class post N servicio de correos que asegura mayor rapidez en la entrega
first-class ticket N (Rail) → billete m or (LAm) boleto m de primera clase
C. ADV to travel first-classviajar en primera
to send a letter first-class enviar una carta por el sistema de correos que asegura una entrega rápida

first-class

[ˈfɜːstˈklɑːs]
1. adj
a.di prima classe
first-class ticket (Rail) → biglietto di prima classe
first-class compartment (Rail) → scompartimento di prima classe
first-class honours degree (Univ) → laurea con centodieci e lode
b. (very good) → di prima qualità
2. adv to travel first-classviaggiare in prima classe
to send a letter first-class → spedire una lettera per espresso

first

(fəːst) adjective, adverb
before all others in place, time or rank. the first person to arrive; The boy spoke first.
adverb
before doing anything else. `Shall we eat now?' `Wash your hands first!
noun
the person, animal etc that does something before any other person, animal etc. the first to arrive.
ˈfirstly adverb
in the first place. I have three reasons for not going – firstly, it's cold, secondly, I'm tired, and thirdly, I don't want to!
first aid adjective (etc) treatment of a wounded or sick person before the doctor's arrival: We should all learn first aid; ()
first-aid treatment.
ˈfirst-born adjective, noun
(one's) oldest (child).
ˌfirst-ˈclass adjective
1. of the best quality. a first-class hotel.
2. very good. This food is first-class!
3. (for) travelling in the best and most expensive part of the train, plane, ship etc. a first-class passenger ticket; (also adverb) She always travels first-class.
ˌfirst-ˈhand adjective, adverb
(of a story, description etc) obtained directly, not through various other people. a first-hand account; I heard the story first-hand.
ˌfirst-ˈrate adjective
of the best quality. She is a first-rate architect.
at first
at the beginning. At first I didn't like him.
at first hand
obtained etc directly. I was able to acquire information at first hand.
first and foremost
first of all.
first of all
to begin with; the most important thing is. First of all, let's clear up the mess; First of all, the scheme is impossible – secondly, we can't afford it.

first-class

دَرَجَة أَولى prvotřídní førsteklasses erstklassig πρωτοκλασάτος de primera clase ensiluokkainen première classe prvorazredan prima classe 第一級の 제1급의 eersteklas førsteklasses pierwszej klasy de primeira classe первоклассный första klass ชั้นหนึ่ง birinci sınıf hạng nhất 最好的
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There were a good many cattle butchers about just then, with nothing much to do, and hungry children at home; and so some one had knocked out the steer--and as a first-class man can kill and dress one in a couple of minutes, there were a good many steaks and roasts already missing.
He rated him as a first-class hand; and yet he felt a secret dislike to him,--the native antipathy of bad to good.
Sometimes, in place of the criticism, the first-class daily gives you what it thinks is a gay and chipper essay--about ancient Grecian funeral customs, or the ancient Egyptian method of tarring a mummy, or the reasons for believing that some of the peoples who existed before the flood did not approve of cats.
Well, Capet, we'll want to make this a first-class show, you know, so I guess we'll add a little more to it.
Three days afterward the first-class merchantman Deliverance, Kirke, commander, sailed from London for the China Sea.
With that he flourished off the contents of his little tin pot, as if he had made the voyage, and had passed a first-class examination before the highest naval authorities.
said a voice at the window, as he settled himself in the corner of a first-class carriage.
That afternoon Lord and Lady Greystoke bid their son good- bye and saw him safely settled in a first-class compartment of the railway carriage that would set him down at school in a few hours.
The power of the lantern seemed increased a hundredfold, like a lamp through the lenticular plates of a first-class lighthouse.
Two first-class tickets for Paris having been speedily purchased, Mr.
Yet thither it was that Dantes guided his vessel, and at Monte Cristo he arrived at the close of the second day; his boat had proved herself a first-class sailer, and had come the distance from Genoa in thirty-five hours.
And here is an instance of it," I added, as the tiny local train drew up alongside the platform, and the porters bustled about, opening carriage-doors--one of them helping the poor old man to hoist himself into a third-class carriage, while another of them obsequiously conducted the lady and myself into a first-class.