from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Ranking among the foremost in the world; of an international standard of excellence; of the highest order: a world-class figure skater.
- adj. Great, as in importance, concern, or notoriety.
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- adj. of a standard that ranks among the best in the world
- adj. of the highest order or importance
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- adj. ranking above all others
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He also announced the appointment of the former head of Barack Obama's Open Government Initiative Beth Noveck to help implement the changes, which he called a "world-class appointment".
Mel Watkins, author of Stepin Fetchit: The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry, gave a great overview of the comedians at the Apollo, telling one particularly notable anecdote about Bill Cosby appearing for a less-than-impressive-sized crowd long before he was known as a world-class comic.
Redknapp wants what he has called a "world-class striker" as he seeks UEFA Champions League qualification, having missed out on the 2011-2012 competition, and
Szczesny himself is full of confidence after pulling off a string of saves in Poland's 2-2 home draw with Germany in the friendly last week and then being termed world-class by Oliver Kahn, one of the most renowned goalkeepers of modern times.
I only ask because LA, the city I live in and love beyond all reason, is, by some considerable measure, the world-class megalopolis most often destroyed, nuked, alien-invaded, bombed-flat, depopulated, dystopianised or demonised in the movies.
Visitors began to return, drawn to world-class sites such as the Roman city of Leptis Magna, and desert adventures in the Sahara.
It's a world-class capital, the rest is a provincial backwater. gpkisner
It's a world-class capital, the rest is a provincial backwater. lostinmex, That's definitely a wealthy chilango attitude that you seem to have picked up from your wealthy, shoe-wearing, educated chilango friends and relatives.
As a world-class supplier of out-of-this-world entertainment, the folks at Shaw have not fallen into the rut that
"If we had a six- to nine-month delay and end up with a well-integrated, world-class, largest wealth manager in the world, I could care less whether people think that somehow we missed a beat," he said.