first-class
adjective Date: circa 1838 1. of or relating to first class 2. of the highest quality <
a first-class meal
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first-class adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • first class — ˌfirst ˈclass also first class adjective 1. if something is first class, it is of very good quality and much better than other things of the same type: • We provide a first class, professional service for our customers. 2. using first class mail …   Financial and business terms

  • first-class — ˌfirst ˈclass also first class adjective 1. if something is first class, it is of very good quality and much better than other things of the same type: • We provide a first class, professional service for our customers. 2. using first class mail …   Financial and business terms

  • first class — first class1 noun uncount * 1. ) the best and most expensive seats on an airplane or train, or the best and most expensive ACCOMMODATION (=place to sleep) on a ship: He s sitting in first class. 2. ) the class of mail that is used for sending… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • first-class — adj 1.) of very good quality, and much better than other things of the same type ▪ This is a first class wine. ▪ His writing is first class. 2.) relating to the class of post that is the most expensive and quickest to arrive first class… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first-class — adj 1.) of very good quality, and much better than other things of the same type ▪ This is a first class wine. ▪ His writing is first class. 2.) relating to the class of post that is the most expensive and quickest to arrive first class… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • First-class — a. Of the best class; of the highest rank; in the first division; of the best quality; first rate; as, a first class telescope. [1913 Webster] {First class car} or {First class railway carriage}, any passenger car of the highest regular class, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first-class — [fʉrst′klas′] adj. 1. of the highest class, rank, excellence, etc.; of the best quality 2. designating or of the most expensive accommodations [a first class cabin on a ship ] ☆ 3. designating or of a class of ordinary mail given privileged… …   English World dictionary

  • First Class — bezeichnet: eine Beförderungsklasse im Luftverkehr eine britische Popgruppe, siehe First Class (Band) eine E Mail und Konferenzsoftware, siehe FirstClass Spiele der höchsten Kategorie im Cricket, siehe First Class Cricket das Musikalbum 1st class …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • first class — n 1.) [U] the best and most expensive seats on a plane or train, or rooms in a hotel ▪ We prefer to travel in first class. →↑business class, ↑cabin class, ↑economy class, ↑tourist class …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first class — n 1.) [U] the best and most expensive seats on a plane or train, or rooms in a hotel ▪ We prefer to travel in first class. →↑business class, ↑cabin class, ↑economy class, ↑tourist class …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first-class — / first rate [adj] superior, excellent capital, choice, dandy, fine, first string*, fivestar*, in class by itself*, prime*, shipshape, sound, supreme, tiptop*, top, top notch*, very good; concept 574 Ant. bad, inferior, lesser, poor, second… …   New thesaurus

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