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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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