first-class

1) ADJ If you describe something or someone as first-class, you mean that they are extremely good and of the highest quality.

The food was first-class...

She has a first-class brain and is a damned good writer.

Syn:
2) ADJ: ADJ n You use first-class to describe something that is in the group that is considered to be of the highest standard.

He officially announced his retirement from first-class cricket yesterday...

Harriet graduated with a first class degree in literature...

The Altea is a newly built first-class hotel.

3) ADJ: ADJ n First-class accommodation on a train, aeroplane, or ship is the best and most expensive type of accommodation.

...a first-class carriage...

He won himself two first-class tickets to fly to Dublin.

...first-class passengers.

ADV: ADV after v
First-class is also an adverb.

She had never flown first class before.

N-UNCOUNT
First-class is the first-class accommodation on a train, aeroplane, or ship.

He paid for and was assigned a cabin in first class.

4) ADJ: ADJ n In Britain, first-class postage is the quicker and more expensive type of postage. In the United States, first-class postage is the type of postage that is used for sending letters and postcards.

Two first class stamps, please...

The price of mailing a first-class letter will not be increasing this year.

ADV: ADV after v
First-class is also an adverb.

It took six days to arrive despite being posted first class.


English dictionary. 2008.

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