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the best, finest, or highest class, grade, or rank.
the most expensive and most luxurious class of accommodation on trains, ships, airplanes, etc.
(in the U.S. Postal Service) the class of mail consisting of letters, postal cards, or the like, together with all mailable matter sealed against inspection.
the group receiving the highest distinction in an honors course.
of the highest or best class or quality:
a first-class movie.
best-equipped and most expensive:
a first-class railroad car.
given or entitled to preferred treatment, handling, etc.:
by first-class conveyance:
to travel first-class.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for
the class or grade of the best or highest value, quality, etc
first-class when prenominal
of the best or highest class or grade:
a first-class citizen
of or denoting the most comfortable and expensive class of accommodation in a hotel, aircraft, train, etc
(in Britain) of or relating to mail that is processed most quickly
(in the US and Canada) of or relating to mail that consists mainly of written letters, cards, etc
by first-class mail, means of transportation, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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