of the first rank

Definition of of the first rank

:being excellent at what one does
  • a writer of the first rank

Word by Word Definitions

first play
  1. : preceding all others in time, order, or importance: such as

  2. : earliest

  3. : being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. : before another in time, space, or importance

  2. : in the first place

  3. : for the first time

  1. : one that is number one in a series — see Table of Numbers

  2. : something that is first: such as

  3. : the first occurrence or item of a kind

rank play
  1. : luxuriantly or excessively vigorous in growth

  2. : offensively gross or coarse : foul

  3. : grown too large

  1. : row, series

  2. : a row of people

  3. : a line of soldiers ranged side by side in close order

  1. : to arrange in lines or in a regular formation

  2. : to determine the relative position of : rate

  3. : to take precedence of


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