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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 ?
Except you, there's none of the gentlemen first-rate skaters.
But I would like (though not accustomed to betting) to wager a large sum that not one of the few first-rate skippers of racing yachts has ever been a humbug.
He felt himself riding over the hills in the breezy autumn days, looking after favourite plans of drainage and enclosure; then admired on sombre mornings as the best rider on the best horse in the hunt; spoken well of on market-days as a first-rate landlord; by and by making speeches at election dinners, and showing a wonderful knowledge of agriculture; the patron of new ploughs and drills, the severe upbraider of negligent landowners, and withal a jolly fellow that everybody must like--happy faces greeting him everywhere on his own estate, and the neighbouring families on the best terms with him.
They were kindly welcomed, and during their sojourn made themselves useful in a variety of ways, being excellent trappers and first-rate woodsmen.
Austin Gore, a man possessing, in an eminent degree, all those traits of character in- dispensable to what is called a first-rate overseer.
From situation, Mrs Clay was, in Lady Russell's estimate, a very unequal, and in her character she believed a very dangerous companion; and a removal that would leave Mrs Clay behind, and bring a choice of more suitable intimates within Miss Elliot's reach, was therefore an object of first-rate importance.
Life in the regiment, during this campaign, was all the pleasanter for him, because, after his loss to Dolokhov (for which, in spite of all his family's efforts to console him, he could not forgive himself), he had made up his mind to atone for his fault by serving, not as he had done before, but really well, and by being a perfectly first-rate comrade and officer- in a word, a splendid man altogether, a thing which seemed so difficult out in the world, but so possible in the regiment.
Twenty-four hours ago he had thought that instead of needing to know what he should do, he should by this time know that he needed to do nothing: that he should hunt in pink, have a first-rate hunter, ride to cover on a fine hack, and be generally respected for doing so; moreover, that he should be able at once to pay Mr.
A bride (who is going to visit at a baronet's) must have a few first-rate pocket-handkerchiefs; but beyond the absolutely necessary half-dozen, Rosamond contented herself without the very highest style of embroidery and Valenciennes.
Hence it seemed desirable that Lydgate should by-and-by get some first-rate position elsewhere than in Middlemarch; and this could hardly be difficult in the case of a man who had a titled uncle and could make discoveries.
During this performance, the hermit demeaned himself much like a first-rate critic of the present day at a new opera.
They were first-rate hunters, and dexterous in the management of the canoe.