Definitions for classklæs, klɑs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

class*klæs, klɑs(n.)

  1. a number of persons or things regarded as belonging together because of common attributes, qualities, or traits; kind; sort.

  2. a group of students meeting regularly to study a subject under the guidance of a teacher. the period in which they meet. a meeting of such a group. a classroom.

    Category: Education

  3. a group of students ranked together or graduated in the same year:

    the class of '92.

    Category: Education

  4. a social stratum sharing basic economic, political, or cultural characteristics, and having the same social position:

    the blue-collar class.

    Category: Sociology

  5. the system of dividing society; caste.

  6. social rank, esp. high rank.

  7. the members of a given group in society, regarded as a single entity:

    the academic class.

  8. any division of persons or things according to rank or grade:

    a hotel of the highest class.

  9. Informal. elegance, grace, or dignity, as in dress and behavior.

    Category: Informal

  10. any of several grades of accommodations available on ships, airplanes, and the like.

  11. the usual major subdivision of a phylum or division in the classification of organisms, usu. consisting of several orders.

    Category: Biology

  12. Category: Grammar

    Ref: form class.

  13. Math. a set; a collection.

    Category: Math

  14. (adj.)Informal. of high quality, rank, or grade:

    a class act; a class performer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  15. (v.t.)to place or arrange in a class; classify:

    to class doctors with lawyers.

  16. (v.i.)to take or have a place in a particular class:

    those who class as believers.

Idioms for class:

  1. in a class by itself or oneself,having no peer; unequaled.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

* Usage: See collective noun.

Origin of class:

1590–1600; earlier classis, pl. classes < L: class, division, fleet, army



  1. classic.

  2. classical.

  3. classification.

  4. classified.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. class, category, family(noun)

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute

    "there are two classes of detergents"

  2. class, form, grade, course(noun)

    a body of students who are taught together

    "early morning classes are always sleepy"

  3. class, stratum, social class, socio-economic class(noun)

    people having the same social, economic, or educational status

    "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"

  4. course, course of study, course of instruction, class(noun)

    education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

    "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

  5. class, division(noun)

    a league ranked by quality

    "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"

  6. class, year(noun)

    a body of students who graduate together

    "the class of '97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"

  7. class(noun)

    (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

  8. class(verb)

    elegance in dress or behavior

    "she has a lot of class"

  9. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate(verb)

    arrange or order by classes or categories

    "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. class(noun)æs, klɑs

    a group of students taught together

    We were in the same class in tenth grade.; the class of '09

  2. classæs, klɑs

    a period of time when students are being taught

    to work hard in class; to take a math/science/French class

  3. classæs, klɑs

    one of the social and economic groups society is divided up into

    the working/middle/upper class

  4. classæs, klɑs

    a category of things

    different classes of medication

  5. classæs, klɑs

    one of the levels or qualities of a product or service that is available

    first/second class mail; It was so good, it was in a class of its own.

  6. classæs, klɑs

    the level of a university degree

    ***a first class degree


  1. class(Noun)

    A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes.

  2. class(Noun)

    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.

  3. class(Noun)

    The division of society into classes.

    Jane Austen's works deal with class in 18th-century England.

  4. class(Noun)

    Admirable behavior; elegance.

    Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real class.

  5. class(Noun)

    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.

  6. class(Noun)

    A series of classes covering a single subject.

    I took the cooking class for enjoyment, but I also learned a lot.

  7. class(Noun)

    A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class.

    The class of 1982 was particularly noteworthy.

  8. class(Noun)

    A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation.

    I used to fly business class, but now my company can only afford economy.

  9. class(Noun)

    A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank.

    Magnolias belong to the class Magnoliopsida.

  10. class(Verb)

    To assign to a class.

    I would class this with most of the other mediocre works of the period.

  11. class(Verb)

    To be grouped or classed.

    The genus or family under which it classes. uE00083010uE001 Tatham.

  12. class(Noun)

    A set of objects having the same behavior (but typically differing in state), or a template defining such a set.

  13. class(Noun)

    A collection of sets definable by a shared property.

    The class of all sets is not a set.

  14. class(Noun)

    Best of its kind.

    It is the class of Italian bottled waters.

  15. class(Noun)

    A group of people subject to be conscripted in the same military draft, or more narrowly those persons actually conscripted in a particular draft.

  16. class(Adjective)

    great; fabulous

  17. Origin: From classe, from classis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Class(noun)

    a group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes

  2. Class(noun)

    a number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies

  3. Class(noun)

    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. Class(noun)

    a set; a kind or description, species or variety

  5. Class(noun)

    one of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader

  6. Class(noun)

    to arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages

  7. Class(noun)

    to divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes

  8. Class(verb)

    to grouped or classed


  1. Class

    In object-oriented programming, a class is a construct that is used to define a distinct type. The class is instantiated into instances of itself – referred to as class instances, class objects, instance objects or simply objects. A class defines constituent members which enable its instances to have state and behavior. Data field members enable a class instance to maintain state. Other kinds of members, especially methods, enable the behavior of class instances. Classes therefore define the type of their instances. A class usually represents a noun, such as a person, place or thing, or something nominalized. For example, a "Banana" class would represent the properties and functionality of bananas in general. A single, particular banana would be an instance of the "Banana" class, an object of the type "Banana".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'class' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #522

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'class' in Written Corpus Frequency: #764

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'class' in Nouns Frequency: #131

Translations for class

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a group of people or things that are alike in some way

The dog won first prize in its class in the dog show.

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