world-class

adjective
ranking above all others
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was first in her class

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the foremost figure among marine artists

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the top graduate

Syn: ↑first, ↑foremost
Similar to: ↑best

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\\¦ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ \ adjective
: of the highest caliber in the world

a world-class runner

world-class soccer

a world-class symphony

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/werrld"klas", -klahs"/, adj.
1. ranking among the world's best; outstanding: a world-class orchestra.
2. attracting or comprising world-class players, performers, etc.: a world-class tennis tournament.
3. Informal. being a notorious example of its kind: a world-class slob.
Also, worldclass.
[1945-50]

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worldˈ-class adjective
Good enough to be classed with or compete with the best in the world
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Main Entry:world

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world-class UK US adjective
one of the best in the world

a world-class swimmer

Thesaurus: bestsynonym

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world-class «WURLD KLAS, -KLAHS», adjective.
of international note or quality: »

Ashkenazy…showed himself a world-class accompanist (Manchester Guardian Weekly).

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adj. (of a person, thing, or activity) of or among the best in the world

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adj
: among the best in the world

a world-class athlete

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ˌworld-ˈclass [world-class] adjective
as good as the best in the world

a world-class athlete


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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