- 1Of the best class or quality; excellent: first-rate musiciansMore example sentences
top quality, high quality, top grade, first class, second to none, top, five star, premier, premium, fine, grade A; superlative, excellent, superb, outstanding, exceptional, exemplary, marvellous, magnificent, admirable, very good, splendid; matchless, peerless, unparalleled• informal tip-top, top-notch, ace, A1, super, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, crack, great, terrific, tremendous, smashing, fantastic, stellar, sensational, fabulous, fab, out of this world, capital
- The quality is first-rate and orders are processed quickly.
- But the writing and the direction are excellent, absolutely first-rate, and I cannot resist it.
- My fellow students and I had some first-rate teachers and two excellent and highly-respected heads.