Definition of First-class
1. Adjective. Very good;of the highest quality. "A first-class mind"
Similar to: Superior
Derivative terms: Excel, Excellence, Excellency
Medical Definition of First-class
1. Of the best class; of the highest rank; in the first division; of the best quality; first-rate; as, a first-class telescope. First-class car or First-class railway carriage, any passenger car of the highest regular class, and intended for passengers who pay the highest regular rate; distinguished from a second-class car. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of First-class
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report by New South Wales Dept. of Education (1894)
"School of the First Class £285 £194 Do Second Class 239 182 Do Third Class ... To a First Assistant, holding a First Class Certificate, in a school of the ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"... charging it with the amounts in said Act directed and specified, and deducting from it the amount of the judgments on claims of the first class, to wit, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The reaction in first-class receipts is all the more remarkable became the number of first-class passengers in 1854—14$ ..."
4. A Dictionary Practical, Theoretical and Historical of Commerce and by John Ramsay McCulloch (1842)
"to remain in the first description of the first class 8 years, provided they be kept ma state of efficient repair. 7. Ships surveyed while building, ..."
5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1855)
"first-class sail vessels season first-class sail vessels year first-class steamers and propellers season first-class steamers and propellers year ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"When the alphabetical system is adopted those who are sure of a first class are freed from anxiety. But many are in suspen-че about ..."