from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The first, highest, or best group in a system of classification: a restaurant of the first class.
- n. The most luxurious and most expensive class of accommodations on a train, passenger ship, airplane, or other conveyance.
- n. A class of mail including letters, post cards, and sealed packages.
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- adj. Belonging to the best or top group in a system of classification.
- adj. Of, or relating to the most luxurious and expensive class of accommodation on a train, ship, hotel, etc.
- adj. Of, or relating to a class of mail to be delivered before second class.
- adj. Of, or relating to a first class match.
- adj. Of, or relating to a treatment like that for a first-class citizen.
- proper n. A rank in the Boy Scouts of America, above tenderfoot and second class, that traditionally has required proficiency in scoutcraft skills.
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Parisien says that Italy wants to turn the island into a first class marine fortress, that there are sixty thousand armed newts already there - Just think of that!
This being the case, we may classify sequences as Gallo-Anglican or Germano-Italian: to the first class belong the Spanish; to the second those of Holland and Belgium.
After 6 P.M. Chapel, I remain with some of the lads, the first class of boys, men, and women, every night, and in addition, the second class every other night (not on the nights when I have had them from 7 to 8).
You Speak Well for Staunton She is far ahead of our town in Schools I dont think there is a first class school in Our town at this time
Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer solemnizes this feast as a double of the first class with an octave on the third Sunday of July.
He was placed in the first class in “Moderations” in 1876 and had even then managed to make himself talked about in the life of the place.
Today, Takhli is first class with a wonderful set of base shops, good housing conditions, good recreational facilities on the way although not fully operational when I left, paved roads, and even street lights and extremely functional and attractive buildings.
Piemur's first class that morning was chorus, for they were, as usual at this time of the Turn, rehearsing the spring music for Lord Groghe's feast.
The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, etc., went on for an hour; writing and arithmetic succeeded, and music lessons were given by Miss Temple to some of the elder girls.
Of the first class are the rules which are circulated under the names of Saints Anthony, Isaias,