Meaning of class by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of class by Wordnet Dictionary
- ( RP ) IPA: /klɑːs/
- Rhymes: -ɑːs
- ( US ) IPA: /klæs/
- ( NY ) IPA: /kleəs/
- ( countable ) A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes .
- The new Ford Fiesta is set to be best in the 'small family' class .
- That is one class-A heifer you got there, sonny .
- ( countable ) 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 .
- ( uncountable ) The division of society into classes .
- ( uncountable ) Admirable behavior; elegance .
- ( countable and uncountable ) A group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher .
- A series of classes covering a single subject .
- ( countable ) A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class .
- ( countable ) A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation .
- ( biology, taxonomy, countable ) A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank .
- ( computing ) A set of objects having the same behavior ( but typically differing in state ), or a template defining such a set .
- ( mathematics ) A collection of sets definable by a shared property .
- Best of its kind .
- 1913 Jun 27, “The Crime Is Not in Making a Mistake, but in Repeating It.”, Chicago Tribune:
- 1929 Oct 27, “89,000 Watch So. California Defeat Stanford, 7 to 0”, Chicago Tribune:
- 2009 May 8, “Waianae forces OIA rematch”, Honolulu Star-Bulletin:
- ( military ) A group of people subject to be conscripted in the same military draft, or more narrowly those persons actually conscripted in a particular draft .
- See also Wikisaurus:class
- business class
- character class
- class action
- class clown
- class diagram
- class reunion
- class struggle
- economy class
- equivalence class
- factory class
- first class
- form class
- middle class
- noun class
- pitch class
- professional class
From French classe, from Latin classis ( “a class or division of the people, assembly of people, the whole body of citizens called to arms, the army, the fleet, later a class or division in general” )
Explanation of class by Wordnet Dictionary
- the class of '97
- Class ( klȧs ), n. [F. classe, fr. L. classis class, collection, fleet; akin to Gr. κλῆσις a calling, καλεῖν to call, E. claim, haul.]
1. A group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, “the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes”.
2. A number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies.
3. A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects, grouped together on account of their common characteristics, in any classification in natural science, and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc.
4. A set; a kind or description, species or variety.
She had lost one class energies. Macaulay.
5. ( Methodist Church ) One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.
6. One session of formal instruction in which one or more teachers instruct a group on some subject. The class may be one of a course of classes, or a single special session.
7. A high degree of elegance, in dress or behavior; the quality of bearing oneself with dignity, grace, and social adeptness.
Class of a curve ( Math. ), the kind of a curve as expressed by the number of tangents that can be drawn from any point to the curve. A circle is of the second class. -- Class meeting ( Methodist Church ), a meeting of a class under the charge of a class leader, for counsel and relegious instruction.
- Class ( klȧs ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Classed ( klȧst ); p. pr. & vb. n. Classing.] [Cf. F. classer. See Class, n.]
1. To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, “to class words or passages”.
☞ In scientific arrangement, to classify is used instead of to class. Dana.
2. To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.
- Class, v. i. To be grouped or classed.
The genus or family under which it classes. Tatham.
- Class ( klȧs ), a. exhibiting refinement and high character; as, “a class act”. Opposite of low-class [informal]
Syn. -- high-class.
Definition of class by GCIDE Dictionary