Definition of first-rate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌfərst ˈˌrāt/


1Of the best class or quality; excellent: first-rate musicians
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  • 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.
top-quality, high-quality, top-grade, top-end, top-tier, first-class, second to none, fine;
superlative, excellent, superb, outstanding, exceptional, exemplary, marvelous, magnificent, splendid
informal top-notch, blue-ribbon, blue-chip, ace, A1, super, great, terrific, tremendous, bang-up, skookum, fantastic, killer
1.1In good health or condition; very well: I think you look first-rate

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Syllabification: first-rate

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