first-rate

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌf3ːrstˈreɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(fûrstrāt)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈfirst-ˈrate,  adj. 
  1. excellent;
    superb;
    of the highest rank, quality, or class:a first-rate job.

adv. 
  1. very well:You did first-rate on the exam.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
first-rate  (fûrstrāt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. excellent;
    superb.
  2. of the highest rank, rate, or class.

adv. 
  1. very well.
  • 1660–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
first-rate adj
  1. of the best or highest rated class or quality
  2. informal very good; excellent
adv
  1. not standard very well; excellently
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