Definition of first-rate in English:


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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, 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
British informal brill, bosting
North American informal badass
British informal , dated spiffing, topping, top-hole, wizard
1.1In good health or condition; very well: I think you look first-rate

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