What does Classic mean?

Definitions for Classic
ˈklæs ɪkClas·sic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Classic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. classicnoun

    a creation of the highest excellence

  2. classicadjective

    an artist who has created classic works

  3. authoritative, classical, classic, definitiveadjective

    of recognized authority or excellence

    "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"

  4. classical, classicadjective

    of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

    "classic Cinese pottery"

  5. classical, classic, Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman, Hellenicadjective

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

    "classical mythology"; "classical

Wiktionary

  1. classicnoun

    A perfect and/or early example of a particular style.

  2. classicnoun

    An artistic work of lasting worth

  3. classicnoun

    A major, long-standing sporting event

  4. classicadjective

    exemplary of a particular style

  5. classicadjective

    exhibiting timeless quality

  6. classicadjective

    traditional; original

    Users who dislike the new visual layout can return to classic mode.

  7. Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

Wikipedia

  1. Classic

    A classic is an outstanding example of a particular style; something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality; of the first or highest quality, class, or rank – something that exemplifies its class. The word can be an adjective (a classic car) or a noun (a classic of English literature). It denotes a particular quality in art, architecture, literature, design, technology, or other cultural artifacts. In commerce, products are named 'classic' to denote a long-standing popular version or model, to distinguish it from a newer variety. Classic is used to describe many major, long-standing sporting events. Colloquially, an everyday occurrence (e.g. a joke or mishap) may be described in some dialects of English as 'an absolute classic'. "Classic" should not be confused with classical, which refers specifically to certain cultural styles, especially in music and architecture: styles generally taking inspiration from the Classical tradition, hence classicism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Classicnoun

    alt. of Classical

  2. Classicnoun

    a work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; -- originally used of Greek and Latin works or authors, but now applied to authors and works of a like character in any language

  3. Classicnoun

    one learned in the literature of Greece and Rome, or a student of classical literature

Suggested Resources

  1. classic

    Song lyrics by classic -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by classic on the Lyrics.com website.

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3700

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Nouns Frequency: #2202

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Adjectives Frequency: #498

How to pronounce Classic?

How to say Classic in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Classic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Classic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Classic in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Raspanti:

    This young lady has been severely traumatized, she seems to be a classic example of an abused woman.

  2. Jhonattan Vegas:

    I ’m feeling great, playing great, i’ve just got to keep going. I just have n’t been able to put Bob Hope Classic all together.

  3. Jay Sekulow:

    What’s going on with Ann Coulter is classic viewpoint discrimination, the Supreme Court has been consistent that viewpoint discrimination is a violation of free speech. And that is illegal.

  4. Andrew Flusche:

    Virginia still penalizes dangling objects, but the police now must have another justification to first stop the vehicle, dangling object stops are a classic example of a pretextual stop, where the police are looking for a valid reason to stop a motorist for something else -- such as suspicion of DUI or maybe to try to search the vehicle.

  5. Jeff Towson:

    That's a classic gangster strategy: When the market pulls back, one company doubles down, and then when it returns, you have the whole market, it's something I haven't seen ... any other company do at that scale.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Classic#1#1360#10000

Translations for Classic

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Classic »

Translation

Find a translation for the Classic definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Classic definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Classic." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Classic>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Classic? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. soft-witted
    • B. extroversive
    • C. contiguous
    • D. aculeate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Classic: