1 people having the same social or economic status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class" [syn: social class, socio-economic class]
2 a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy" [syn: form, grade]
3 education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes" [syn: course, course of study, course of instruction]
4 a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents" [syn: category, family]
5 a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High" [syn: year]
6 a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA" [syn: division]
7 elegance in dress or behavior; "she has a lot of class"
8 (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders v : arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?" [syn: classify, sort, assort, sort out, separate]
- Rhymes with: -ɑːs
EtymologyFrom classe, from classis.
- A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or
- The new Ford Fiesta is set to be best in the 'small family' class.
- Often used to imply membership of a large class.
- This word has a whole class of metaphoric extensions.
- A social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc. In Britain, society is commonly split into three main classes; upper class, middle class and working class.
- The division of society into classes.
- Jane Austen's works deal with class in 18th-century England.
- Admirable behavior; elegance.
- Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real class.
- In the context of "countable|and|uncountable": A group of
students in a regularly
scheduled meeting with a teacher.
- The class was noisy, but the teacher was able to get their attention with a story.
- A series of classes covering a single subject.
- I took the cooking class for enjoyment, but I also learned a lot.
- A group of students who commenced or completed their education
during a particular year. A school
- The class of 1982 was particularly noteworthy.
- A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of
- I used to fly business class, but now my company can only afford economy.
- In the context of "biology|taxonomy|countable": A rank in the classification of
phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank
- Magnolias belong to the class Magnoliopsida.
- A set of objects possibly differing in state but not behavior.
- A collection of sets
definable by a shared property.
- The class of all sets is not a set.
Derived termsrel-top Derived terms
- social class
- class struggle
- upper class
- middle class
- working class
- pitch class
- form class
- noun class
- school class
- first class
- second class
- third class
- class reunion
- class clown
- class action
- professional class
- equivalence class
- spectral class
- class diagram
- character class
- economy class
- business class
group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes
social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc.
division of society into classes
admirable behavior; elegance
group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher
series of classes covering a single subject
group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year
category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation
classification below Phylum and above Order
programming: set of objects possibly differing in state but not behavior
collection of sets definable by a shared property
- To assign to a class.
- I would class this with most of the other mediocre works of the period.
to assign to a class
- Swedish: klassificera
Related termsrel-top related terms
Class may refer to:
- Social class, the hierarchical distinctions between groups in societies or cultures
- Class (education), a group of students attending a specific course or lesson
- Class (biology), a rank used in taxonomy
- Class (philosophy), distinguishes between classes and types
- Class (set theory), in mathematics
- Travel class, a quality of accommodation on public transport
- Classes of United States Senators, for describing the schedules of elections for Senate seats
- Community Leaders At Service of Society, a non-profit organization in Silicon Valley, California
- Income classification in cities of the Philippines
Media, entertainment and sport
- Character class in role-playing games and other genres
- Class (film), a romantic comedy released in 1983
- Class (1998 film), an independent film co-produced by Steve Howey
- Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, a book by Paul Fussell
- The Class, a people's choice award winning CBS sitcom.
- The Class, an Estonian film
- The Class ("Entre les murs"), prize-winning French film
- The Class (Erich Segal novel)
Technology and industry
class in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Кляса
class in Breton: Klas (digejañ)
class in Catalan: Classe
class in Czech: Třída
class in Danish: Klasse
class in German: Klasse
class in Spanish: Clase
class in Esperanto: Klaso
class in French: Classe
class in Galician: Clase
class in Korean: 클래스
class in Italian: Classe
class in Lithuanian: Klasė
class in Dutch: Klasse
class in Japanese: クラス
class in Norwegian: Klasse
class in Polish: Klasa
class in Portuguese: Classe
class in Romanian: Clasă (dezambiguizare)
class in Russian: Класс
class in Simple English: Class
class in Slovak: Trieda
class in Finnish: Luokka
class in Swedish: Klass
class in Vietnamese: Lớp
class in Turkish: Sınıf
class in Ukrainian: Клас
class in Chinese: 类
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