first class

noun

Definition of first class

  1. :  the first or highest group in a classification: such asa :  the highest of usually three classes of travel accommodationsb :  a class of mail that comprises letters, postcards, or matter sealed against inspection

1616

First Known Use of first class

1616


FIRST CLASS Defined for English Language Learners

first class

noun

Definition of first class for English Language Learners

  • : the best of usually three kinds of service you can have when you travel

  • : a class of mail in the U.S. that includes letters and postcards

  • : a class of mail in the U.K. that includes letters and packages which are delivered sooner than ordinary second-class mail but cost more to send



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up first class? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to give authoritative approval to

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ