from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Constituting or belonging to the first, highest, or best group in a system of classification: a first-class hotel; first-class mail.
- adj. Of the foremost excellence or highest quality; first-rate: a first-class mind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the best class; of the highest rank; in the first division; of the best quality; first-rate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the highest class with respect to some quality or mark, especially with respect to excellence; first-rate.
- Specifically Best equipped and most expensive: noting the first grade of conveyances for travel: as, he traveled first-class; a first-class coach or carriage.
- Of the first class in any order of numeration, as from the lowest to the highest: as, a first-class clerk (one receiving the lowest salary).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. by first class conveyance; with first class accommodations
- n. the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
- n. mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection
- n. the highest rank in a classification
- adj. very good;of the highest quality
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