Meaning of “first-rate” in the English Dictionary

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"first-rate" in American English

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first-rateadjective

/ˈfɜrst ˈreɪt/

extremely good:

a first-rate performance

(Definition of “first-rate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"first-rate" in Business English

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first-rateadjective

uk /ˌfɜːstˈreɪt/ us

of the highest quality:

The country's universities are first-rate.
We were very impressed with what Glasgow has to offer as a first-rate conference location.

(Definition of “first-rate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)