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Definition of first class
noun [in singular]
a set of people or things grouped together as the best:the first class of the orders of chivalry [mass noun] the best accommodation in a train, ship, or aircraft:a seat in first class
adjective & adverb
of the best quality or in the highest division: [as adjective]:the hotel offers first-class accommodation relating to the best accommodation in a train, ship, or aircraft: [as adjective]:a first-class carriage [as adverb]:you can travel first class on any train relating to a class of mail given priority: [as adjective]:first-class mail [as adverb]:send it first class British relating to the highest division in the results of a university examination:a first-class honours degree [as adjective] (of cricket) played between sides of recognized stature and with matches of two innings per side.