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first-rate

(fûrst′rāt′)
adj.
Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.

first-rate

adj
1. of the best or highest rated class or quality
2. informal very good; excellent
adv
not standard very well; excellently

first′-rate′



adj.
1. excellent; superb.
2. of the highest rank, rate, or class.
adv.
3. very well.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.first-rate - of the highest qualityfirst-rate - of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
Adv.1.first-rate - quite wellfirst-rate - quite well; "she doesn't feel first-rate today"

first-rate

adjective excellent, outstanding, first class, exceptional, mean (slang), topping (Brit. slang), top, tops (slang), prime, cool (informal), crack (slang), cracking (Brit. informal), crucial (slang), exclusive, superb, mega (slang), sovereign, dope (slang), world-class, admirable, wicked (slang), def (slang), superlative, second to none, top-notch (informal), brill (informal), tiptop, bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), the dog's bollocks (taboo slang), jim-dandy (slang), A1 or A-one (informal), bitchin' (U.S. slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) They were dealing with a first-rate professional.

first-rate

adjective
Exceptionally good of its kind:
Slang: boss.
Chiefly British: tophole.
Translations

first-rate

[ˈfɜːstˈreɪt] ADJde primera categoría or clase
she is first-rate at her worksu trabajo es de primera clase
first-rate!¡magnífico!

first-rate

[ˈfɜːstˈreɪt] adjdi prim'ordine, ottimo/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
I want a half-pound of pork, to fry some first-rate flounders for Mr.
My room-mate was introduced to me by the jailer as "a first-rate fellow and clever man.
Clandestinely we made a few bushels of first-rate blasting powder, and I superin- tended my armorers while they constructed a lightning- rod and some wires.
I could see them first-rate, but they couldn't see me.
Austin Gore, a man possessing, in an eminent degree, all those traits of character in- dispensable to what is called a first-rate overseer.
Fairfax's aid, replaced my black stuff dress by one of black silk; the best and the only additional one I had, except one of light grey, which, in my Lowood notions of the toilette, I thought too fine to be worn, except on first-rate occasions.
They go the rounds of all the respectable houses, and receive contributions every Christmas, and we esteemed it a first-rate treat to hear them.
I established with myself on these occasions, the reputation of a first-rate man of business - prompt, decisive, energetic, clear, cool-headed.
During this performance, the hermit demeaned himself much like a first-rate critic of the present day at a new opera.
Here's a first-rate seaman, Cap'n Smollett, sails the blessed ship for us.
But I could not see how this could be done in their country, where the smallest wherry was equal to a first-rate man of war among us; and such a boat as I could manage would never live in any of their rivers.
But as this sort of life was bad for his health, the doctors ordered him horse exercise, and he soon became a first-rate rider, and used to go out for long excursions on horseback, accompanied always by his father's stud-groom and a numerous retinue.