1. прил.
1) самый первый, самый лучший;
первостепенный the question of first-rate importance ≈ вопрос первостепенной важности
2) отличный, превосходный, первоклассный He was a first-rate billiard-player. ≈ Он отлично играл в бильярд. Syn : excellent, first-class
2. нареч.;
разг. отлично, прекрасно, превосходно, классно Everything is getting along first-rate. ≈ Все идет просто отлично. It fits you first-rate! ≈ Идет тебе - обалденно! do first-rate Syn : excellently первоклассный - * quality высшее качество (самый) важный;
крупнейший - a book of * significance книга огромной важности - * blunder грубейшая ошибка (разговорное) превосходный, великолепный - * dinner превосходный обед - * idea блестящая идея (морское) первого ранга (разговорное) превосходно - to feel * чувствовать себя великолепно - to do one's work * сделать работу "классно" /отлично/ first-rate высшего сорта ~ первоклассный

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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