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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.
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Yet caution has prevailed over the group, and that could persist next week if investors continue dumping cyclical names for defensive positions, or if the September payroll report suggests the Federal Reserve could delay the first rate hike.
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