: being of the highest caliber in the world
a world-class athlete

Examples of world-class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But two new properties are providing worthy lodging for those who dare wish for world-class hospitality alongside their desire for exceptional guides and virgin powder on precipitous slopes. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 18 Feb. 2024 Which among Harvard, Penn, Stanford, and Yale will be the first to find that secret formula to blend tradition with innovation, to please donors but also faculty, to find a world-class leader for a world-class institution? Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2024 Ambitious restaurants, world-class galleries and independent boutiques are tucked between Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture and, in the last decade or so, several historic palazzos have been transformed into exceptional boutique hotels. Caitie Kelly Gisela Williams Julekha Dash Catherine Hong Devorah Lev-Tov, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 Provide a world-class education to every Texas public school student. 2. Harrison Mantas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 The British actor has racked up an insanely impressive resume, been nominated for an Oscar, won Tonys and Grammys, and is a world-class singer. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 14 Feb. 2024 If that were to happen, residents would know in advance when rivers of lava were heading their way thanks to Iceland’s world-class monitoring effort. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 13 Feb. 2024 But their unique access to Alaska’s formidable peaks and their world-class guides put them in a league of their own. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2024 Highlights include acrobats, aerialists, world-class performers and comedic characters. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of world-class was in 1939

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“World-class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/world-class. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: being of the highest degree of excellence in the world
a world-class athlete
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