First-rate

Definition of First-rate

Pronunciation: fẽrst´rāt`
a.1.Of the highest excellence; preëminent in quality, size, or estimation.
Our only first-rate body of contemporary poetry is the German.
- M. Arnold.
Hermocrates . . . a man of first-rate ability.
- Jowett (Thucyd).
n.1.(Naut.) A war vessel of the highest grade or the most powerful class.
adj.1.of the highest quality; as, a first-rate reporter.

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ace, admirable, crack, excellent, exceptional, extraordinary, fine, first-class, great, high-grade, matchless, outstanding, prime, remarkable, superb, superior, top, top-notch, unparalleled, unsurpassed, wizard
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