first-rate

[furst-reyt]

adjective

excellent; superb.
of the highest rank, rate, or class.

adverb

very well.

Nearby words

  1. first-name,
  2. first-nighter,
  3. first-order,
  4. first-past-the-post,
  5. first-person shooter,
  6. first-sale doctrine,
  7. first-strike,
  8. first-string,
  9. first-termer,
  10. first-time

Origin of first-rate

First recorded in 1660–70

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British Dictionary definitions for first-rate

first-rate

adjective

of the best or highest rated class or quality
informal very good; excellent

adverb

not standard very well; excellently
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