[furst-klas, -klahs] /ˈfɜrstˈklæs, -ˈklɑs/
of the highest or best class or quality:
a first-class movie.
best-equipped and most expensive:
a first-class railroad car.
given or entitled to preferred treatment, handling, etc.:
by first-class conveyance:
to travel first-class.
the best, finest, or highest class, grade, or rank.
the most expensive and most luxurious class of accommodation on trains, ships, airplanes, etc.
(in the U.S. Postal Service) the class of mail consisting of letters, postal cards, or the like, together with all mailable matter sealed against inspection.
British University. the group receiving the highest distinction in an honors course.
the class or grade of the best or highest value, quality, etc
adjective (first-class when prenominal)
of the best or highest class or grade: a first-class citizen
of or denoting the most comfortable and expensive class of accommodation in a hotel, aircraft, train, etc
(education) See first (sense 10)
by first-class mail, means of transportation, etc
[klas-muh n, klahs-] /ˈklæs mən, ˈklɑs-/ noun, plural first classmen. 1. a fourth-year student at a U.S. military academy.
- First class module
programming A module that is a first class data object of the programming language, e.g. a record containing functions. In a functional language, it is standard to have first class programs, so program building blocks can have the same status. Claus Reinke’s Virtual Bookshelf (http://informatik.uni-kiel.de/~cr/bib/bookshelf/Modules.html). (2004-01-26)
[furst-kuhm] /ˈfɜrstˈkʌm/ adjective 1. arranged, considered, or done in order of application or arrival, as for purposes of service: orders filled on a first-come basis.
[furst-kuhm-er] /ˈfɜrstˌkʌm ər/ noun 1. a person who arrives or among the .