What does Class mean?

Definitions for Class
klæs, klɑsclass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. class, category, familynoun

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute

    "there are two classes of detergents"

  2. class, form, grade, coursenoun

    a body of students who are taught together

    "early morning classes are always sleepy"

  3. class, stratum, social class, socio-economic classnoun

    people having the same social, economic, or educational status

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

  4. course, course of study, course of instruction, classnoun

    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, divisionnoun

    a league ranked by quality

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

  6. class, yearnoun

    a body of students who graduate together

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

  7. classnoun

    (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

  8. classverb

    elegance in dress or behavior

    "she has a lot of class"

  9. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separateverb

    arrange or order by classes or categories

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


  1. Classnoun

    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.

  2. Classnoun

    A high degree of elegance, in dress or behavior; the quality of bearing oneself with dignity, grace, and social adeptness.


  1. classnoun

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

  2. classnoun

    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. classnoun

    The division of society into classes.

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

  4. classnoun

    Admirable behavior; elegance.

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

  5. classnoun

    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. classnoun

    A series of classes covering a single subject.

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

  7. classnoun

    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. classnoun

    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. classnoun

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

    Magnolias belong to the class Magnoliopsida.

  10. classverb

    To assign to a class.

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

  11. classverb

    To be grouped or classed.

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

  12. classnoun

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

  13. classnoun

    A collection of sets definable by a shared property.

    The class of all sets is not a set.

  14. classnoun

    Best of its kind.

    It is the class of Italian bottled waters.

  15. classnoun

    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. classadjective

    great; fabulous

  17. Etymology: From classe, from classis

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CLASSnoun

    Etymology: from classis, Latin.

    Segrais has distinguished the readers of poetry, according to their capacity of judging, into three classes. John Dryden, Æn. Dedic.

    We shall be seized away from this lower class in the school of knowledge, and our conversation shall be with angels and illuminated spirits. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind, p. i.

    Among this herd of politicians, any one sett make a very considerable class of men. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 53.

    Whate’er of mungrel, no one class admits
    A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits. Dunciad, b. iv.

  2. To Classverb

    To range according to some stated method of distribution; to range according to different ranks.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    I considered that by the classing and methodizing such passages, I might instruct the reader. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.


  1. class

    A class is a blueprint or template that defines the properties and behaviors of a set of objects. It serves as a basic building block in object-oriented programming, allowing for the creation of multiple instances or objects that share the same structure and behavior defined by the class. Classes encapsulate related data and functions, providing a modular and reusable approach to programming. They act as the foundation for creating objects and organizing code in a structured and logical manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Classnoun

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

  2. Classnoun

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

  3. Classnoun

    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. Classnoun

    a set; a kind or description, species or variety

  5. Classnoun

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

  6. Classnoun

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

  7. Classnoun

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

  8. Classverb

    to grouped or classed

  9. Etymology: [F. classe, fr. L. classis class, collection, fleet; akin to Gr. klh^sis a calling, kalei^n to call, E. claim, haul.]


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Class

    klas, n. a rank or order of persons or things: high rank or social standing: a number of students or scholars who are taught together: a scientific division or arrangement: the position in order of merit of students after examination.—v.t. to form into a class or classes: to arrange methodically.—v.i. to take rank.—adjs. Class′able, Class′ible, capable of being classed.—ns. Class′-fell′ow, Class′-mate, a pupil in the same class at school or college; Class′ic, any great writer or work: a student of the ancient classics: a standard work: (pl.) Greek, Roman, and modern writers of the first rank, or their works.—adjs. Class′ic, -al, of the highest class or rank, esp. in literature: originally and chiefly used of the best Greek and Roman writers: (as opposed to Romantic) like in style to the authors of Greece and Rome: chaste, refined, in keeping with classical art: famous for literary or historical reasons.—ns. Classical′ity, Class′icalness, the quality of being classical.—adv. Class′ically.—ns. Class′icism, a classical idiom; Class′icist, one versed in the classics, or devoted to their being retained in education; Class′-lead′er, the leader of a class in a Methodist church; Class′man, one who has gained honours of a certain class at the Oxford examinations—opp. to Passman.—Classic races, the five chief annual horse-races—the Two Thousand, One Thousand, Derby, Oaks, and St Leger.—Take a class, to take honours in an examination, as opposed to the mere 'pass.' [Fr. classe—L. classis, cog. with L. calāre, Gr. kalein.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. class

    Order or rank; specially relating to dockyard men.

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  1. Class

    a division of the animal kingdom lower than a sub-kingdom and higher than an order: e.g. the "Class Insecta."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CLASS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Class is ranked #13053 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Class surname appeared 2,352 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Class.

    53.7% or 1,264 total occurrences were White.
    43.3% or 1,020 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 43 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 15 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Class in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Class in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Class in a Sentence

  1. Eugene V. Debs:

    The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose - especially their lives.

  2. Judith Martin:

    There are three social classes in America upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.

  3. Jordan Taylor:

    Kamui Kobayashi, once a Formula 1 driver and member of Taylors winning team last year, was spectacular and the Japanese driver closed the final three hours to beat No. 77 Mazda Team Joest by more than a minute. The Cadillac was the only car on the lead lap for long stretches of the race. Jordan Taylor, who finished fourth in the Le Mans class, couldnt even remember the last time a Wayne Taylor Racing car won a race without a Taylor in the cockpit. Jordan Taylor first guessed 2004, then amended Jordan Taylor answer to 2008. I think since 2013 we went only one year without finishing on the podium, its an incredible team, an incredible victory, a lot of good guys on the team who are like family. Jordan Taylor stoically watched from the Team Penske pits. I couldnt show too much excitement in our pits, Jordan Taylor said. But very happy for my dad and the whole team. They really deserved it, they were dominant. The race had a record 833 laps, breaking the mark of 808 set two seasons ago. Jordan Taylor now has two wins as a driver one when Jordan Taylor drove for Wayne Taylor Racing and four as a team owner. DragonSpeed USA won the Le Mans Prototype 2 class. BMW Team RLL won the Le Mans class for the second consecutive year. Paul Miller Racing won the GT Daytona Beach class, the slowest but stacked division that had 18 entries including the Aim Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 with Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch was really good in Kyle Busch first endurance race, but the team had its share of struggles with attrition and was never a contender. Still, Kyle Busch said hed be interested in a return to sports car racing, especially if Toyota or Lexus moves up to the prototype class, because hed like a shot at racing for the overall win. Hopefully there is some things that Toyotas got up their sleeve as to what kind of class they want to participate in and what kind of cars they want to run over here in the next few years, Kyle Busch said. I would certainly be, Scott Dixon know, all hands on deck to put my hands up to get ready to go for a DP overall win. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP New regulations reached for 2022 earlier this weekend would make IMSAs prototype class eligible for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, another race Busch could potentially elbow into in the future. Toyota Racing Development President David Wilson said the manufacturer has no current plans to move up in class with Lexus or enter prototypes with Toyota. We are very happy racing in the GTD Series and we intend to continue as we still have races and championships to win, Development President David Wilson said. We would not rule it out in the future, but at the present time we have no plans to participate. Kyle Busch was highly praised by Kyle Busch teammates, as well as team co-owner Jimmy Vasser, who said not one person in the organization had an issue with the temperamental driver. Kyle Busch impressed. I am not sure why we should be impressed. Hes a NASCAR champion. Hes won more NASCAR races in the modern day than anybody, but it takes a lot of confidence and guts to jump into a discipline that hed never really done before and he did it with ease.

  4. Judith Martin, (Miss Manners):

    There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.

  5. Lionel Trilling:

    A theory of the middle class: that it is not to be determined by its financial situation but rather by its relation to government. That is, one could shade down from an actual ruling or governing class to a class hopelessly out of relation to government, thinking of government as beyond its control, of itself as wholly controlled by government. Somewhere in between and In gradations is the group that has the sense that gov't exists for it, and shapes its consciousness accordingly.

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  • فَصْلArabic
  • класа, класифицирам, курс, клас, наборBulgarian
  • klasBreton
  • classe, cursCatalan, Valencian
  • классChechen
  • třídaCzech
  • Klasse, Unterricht, Classis, StilGerman
  • τάξη, ταξινομώ, κατατάσσω, μάθημα, κορυφή, ομοταξία, κομψότητα, θέση, κλάση, σειρά, είδος, κατηγορίαGreek
  • klasoEsperanto
  • clase, curso, promociónSpanish
  • rühm, seisus, klass, kursusEstonian
  • کلاس, طبقه, دوره, رده, رسته, دسته, گروه, برازندگی, درجهPersian
  • saapumiserä, luokka, vuosikurssi, tyyli, huippu, yhteiskuntaluokka, luokkajako, luokitella, kurssiFinnish
  • classe, cours, promotionFrench
  • aicme, cúrsa, grád, rang, mianachIrish
  • clasScottish Gaelic
  • מחלקה, כיתה, שכבה, מעמד, מעמדות, קורסHebrew
  • क्लासHindi
  • osztályHungarian
  • դաս, դասակարգ, դասարան, կարգ, մակարդակArmenian
  • klasoIdo
  • farrými, flokka, klasi, árgangur, flokkur, bekkurIcelandic
  • ceto, condizione sociale, classe, lezione, rango, corsoItalian
  • 等級, クラス, 学級, 授業, 種類, 階級, 級, 学年, 綱Japanese
  • ថ្នាក់Khmer
  • 반, 授業, 클래스, 班, 수업Korean
  • scholaLatin
  • KlassLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຊະນິດLao
  • klaseLatvian
  • клас, класа, сталеж, класира, одделение, отменост, курсMacedonian
  • kelasMalay
  • laag, klas, klasseDutch
  • klasse, kurs, årskull, kullNorwegian
  • klasa, kursPolish
  • classe, curso, aula, turmaPortuguese
  • clasăRomanian
  • класс, разряд, курс, группа, занятие, классифицироватьRussian
  • stalež, razred, сталеж, класа, klàsa, разредSerbo-Croatian
  • klass, klassificera, kurs, årskurs, avgångsklassSwedish
  • darasaSwahili
  • வகுப்புTamil
  • తరగతిTelugu
  • sınıfTurkish
  • класUkrainian
  • klad, sogät, hikladanef, jikladanef, kladanefVolapük
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    • A. summon
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