Definition of 'first-class'
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No matter what the deal is, that must have been one awkward first class cabin. The Sun (2014)That's the cost of one first class stamp per taxpayer, per day. The Sun (2007)I wanted to show our visitors we weren't a church that just tries to get by, but one that goes first class. Christianity Today (2000)
How much does a spinner need to bowl in first-class cricket to master his craft? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He played first-class cricket at university. The Sun (2016)There was one problem: it belonged to the university and not the nascent first-class cricket club. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So the idea of a playing either club or first-class cricket in Mumbai was suggested. The Sun (2016)He played no first-class cricket last summer and missed a month of limited-overs action with a hand injury. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is the fourth highest partnership for the third wicket in first-class cricket anywhere in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And out of a first-class carriage a hand waved back. The Railway Children (1906)He made his only first-class appearance two years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The move is expected to result in first-class carriages running almost empty while there is standing room only in standard class. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The choice between two first-class schools does not matter as much as the choice between one that its outstanding and another that is mediocre. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A first-class degree puts you in a strong position. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I tried another tack and suggested that the company introduce a minimum standard of dress in first-class carriages. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Research shows that one third of doctors who did not get a job in the first round of interviews had a first-class degree or distinction. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Both left with first-class degrees. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It includes hotel and guesthouse stays, and a night in a first-class sleeper carriage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In 1999 his bag was stolen from the first-class carriage of a train. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Entering a first-class carriage, he was challenged by a fellow passenger. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Britain's first female airline boss has switched to the first-class carriage of the train industry. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For me he is good, first-class. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That should get me and my wife two first-class return flights to Australia. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His two first-class appearances came at the grounds to be used for the second and third Tests. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Also included are two first-class return Swiss transfer tickets. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The only other passengers in the first-class compartment were two security guards and a dozen paintings on loan from the Louvre. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He could easily join the ranks of those who find first-class cricket a bit of a mystery while Test cricket becomes a natural environment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As the trains are half as fast at weekends due to engineering works, sitting in a first-class carriage helped while away the hours. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His altercation with a dressing-room locker has been a damaging one and he will have to further prove his fitness in first-class cricket before he returns. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A student has earned a first-class degree with a video she made of the last days of her grandfather's life. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Translations for 'first-class'
British English: first-class /ˈfɜːstˈklɑːs/ ADJECTIVE
Something or someone that is first-class is of the highest quality or standard.
The food was first-class.
- American English: first-class
- Arabic: دَرَجَة أَولى
- Brazilian Portuguese: de primeira classe
- Chinese: 最好的
- Croatian: prvorazredan
- Czech: prvotřídní
- Danish: førsteklasses
- Dutch: eersteklas
- European Spanish: de primera clase
- Finnish: ensiluokkainen
- French: première classe
- German: erstklassig
- Greek: πρωτοκλασάτος
- Italian: prima classe
- Japanese: 第一級の
- Korean: 제1급의
- Norwegian: førsteklasses
- Polish: pierwszej klasy
- European Portuguese: de primeira classe
- Romanian: de primă clasă
- Russian: первоклассный
- Spanish: de primera clase
- Swedish: första klass
- Thai: ชั้นหนึ่ง
- Turkish: birinci sınıf
- Ukrainian: першокласний
- Vietnamese: hạng nhất
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