What does class mean?

Definitions for class
klæs, klɑsclass

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

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?"

GCIDE

  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.

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

  2. Classnoun

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. classnoun

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

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  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.

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  3. classnoun

    The division of society into classes.

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

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  4. classnoun

    Admirable behavior; elegance.

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

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  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.

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  6. classnoun

    A series of classes covering a single subject.

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

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  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.

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  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.

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  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.

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  10. classverb

    To assign to a class.

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

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  11. classverb

    To be grouped or classed.

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

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  12. classnoun

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

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  13. classnoun

    A collection of sets definable by a shared property.

    The class of all sets is not a set.

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  14. classnoun

    Best of its kind.

    It is the class of Italian bottled waters.

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  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.

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

  16. classadjective

    great; fabulous

    Etymology: From classe, from classis

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

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

  2. Classnoun

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

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

  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

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

  4. Classnoun

    a set; a kind or description, species or variety

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

  5. Classnoun

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

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

  6. Classnoun

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

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

  7. Classnoun

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

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

  8. Classverb

    to grouped or classed

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

Freebase

  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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Entomology

  1. Class

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

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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Numerology

  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. Sarah Robinson:

    We were so sick of circle time,' Itsy Bitsy Spider' and places renaming classes to make it seem cooler. At the end of the day, it's still a class about shapes, and that's not engaging to the parent, we wanted to [ bring in ] theater and pop culture, and get designers involved, led by friends of ours in this design community.

  2. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    We are looking for ways to streamline our train and equip program's vetting process to get more recruits into the training pipeline, we are also refining our curriculum, expanding our outreach to the moderate opposition, and incorporating lessons learned from the first training class.

  3. Doug Cifu:

    What we have at Virtu is a technology plant that is multi-asset class, multi-currency and very low latency and very efficient and very scaled, to the extent we can use that asset and leverage that asset into what I will call related and ancillary businesses ... I'm very open to it.

  4. Joost Heymeijer:

    We change our menus every month, so annually there are 7,000 different menu items, we have 254 different soups in first class alone.

  5. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams:

    While there are still some very small amounts of votes to be counted, the results are clear : an historic, diverse, five-borough coalition led by working-class New Yorkers has led us to victory in the Democratic primary for Mayor of New York City, now we must focus on winning in November so that we can deliver on the promise of this great city for those who are struggling, who are underserved, and who are committed to a safe, fair, affordable future for all New Yorkers.

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Translations for class

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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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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. germ
    • B. abandon
    • C. canopy
    • D. tingle

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