noun see first-rate I

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  • first-rater — n. One who is first rate. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first-rater — noun one who is first rate • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul * * * (ˌ) ̷ ̷ˈrād.ər, ātə noun : one that is first rate in all reports a fir …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-rater — first rat·er …   English syllables

  • rater — noun Date: 1611 1. one that rates; specifically a person who estimates or determines a rating 2. one having a specified rating or class usually used in combination < first rater > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rater — /ray teuhr/, n. 1. a person who makes rates or ratings. 2. a person or thing that is of a specific rating (usually used in combination): The show s star is a first rater. 3. Slang. any of various small, popular yachts belonging to standard… …   Universalium

  • rater — rat•er [[t]ˈreɪ tər[/t]] n. a person or thing that is of a specific rating (usu. used in combination): The show s star is a first rater[/ex] • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • rater — ˈrād.ə(r), ātə noun ( s) Etymology: rate (III) + er 1. : one that rates : a person who scores, estimates, or determines a rating (as of examination papers, merit of employees, or premium on property insurance) 2. : a person or thing (as a ship)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-rate — I. adjective Date: 1671 of the first order of size, importance, or quality • first rateness noun • first rater noun II. adverb Date: 1844 very well < is getting along first rate, now Mark Twain > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Seabird Half Rater — The Seabird Half Rater is the oldest one design class still sailing in Britain. It is a 20ft carvel planked sailing boat, with a design dating back to 1898. To date there have been 103 built. HistoryIn the autumn of 1898 West Lancashire Yacht… …   Wikipedia

  • Thames A Class Rater (scow) — The Thames A Class Rater is both a historic and modern specialist sailing craft designed for the particular conditions at Thames Sailing Club, on the River Thames at Surbiton in England. The rules [… …   Wikipedia

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