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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  First-rate  \First"-rate`\,  a. 
  Of  the  highest  excellence;  pre["e]minent  in  quality,  size,  or 
  estimation. 
 
  Our  only  first-rate  body  of  contemporary  poetry  is  the 
  German.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  Hermocrates  .  .  .  a  man  of  first-rate  ability.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  First-rate  \First"-rate`\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  war  vessel  of  the  highest  grade  or  the  most  powerful  class. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  first-rate 
  adj  :  (informal)  of  the  highest  quality;  "an  ace  reporter";  "a 
  crack  shot";  "a  first-rate  golfer";  "a  super  party"; 
  "played  top-notch  tennis";  "an  athlete  in  tiptop 
  condition";  "she  is  absolutely  tops"  [syn:  {ace},  {A-one}, 
  {crack},  {super},  {tiptop},  {topnotch},  {tops(p)}] 
  adv  :  quite  well  "she  doesn't  feel  first-rate  today"  [syn:  {very 
  well}] 




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