Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
The service is first-rate.
He's doing a first-rate job.
This is the American English definition of first-rate. View British English definition of first-rate.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to British English.
View the pronunciation for first-rate.
English version of definition of first-rate
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
any of the bones in your foot between your toes and your ankle
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
American definition of first-rate from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.