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.

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  2. classicnoun

    An artistic work of lasting worth

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  3. classicnoun

    A major, long-standing sporting event

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  4. classicadjective

    exemplary of a particular style

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  5. classicadjective

    exhibiting timeless quality

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  6. classicadjective

    traditional; original

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

    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

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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

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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. Mike Pompeo:

    Well, it's classic Clinton, right? When you find out you got a problem, you deflect, you deny, you create a contretemp where there really is none. Frankly, it's pretty clear who invited the Russians to do damage to America, and it was Hillary Clinton. She put classified information on a private server, inviting the Chinese, the Iranians, the Russians, all have access to it. I hope they didn't get it, but even the former director of the CIA said he thinks they probably did. So, the person who's put American national security risk isn't Donald Trump, it's Hillary Clinton.

  2. Milo Ventimiglia:

    It was putting on a suit, a jacket from the past that still fits well, it was classic Gilmore.

  3. Ari Folman:

    I think I needed to break iconisation. Anne Frank was much more than an icon ... She was a teenager, she had all classic issues of teenager - hated her mother, big fights, envy of her sister.

  4. Mark Twain:

    A classic is a book which people praise and don't read.

  5. Michael Feroli:

    Recent downward revisions to estimates of economic growth, corporate profits, and employment growth all suggest that the economy is displaying classic late-cycle symptoms, moreover, these symptoms are unlikely to go away entirely even if a truce is reached in the current trade tensions.

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