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. classic(noun)

    a creation of the highest excellence

  2. classic(adj)

    an artist who has created classic works

  3. authoritative, classical, classic, definitive(adj)

    of recognized authority or excellence

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

  4. classical, classic(adj)

    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, Hellenic(adj)

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

    "classical mythology"; "classical

Wiktionary

  1. classic(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  2. classic(Noun)

    An artistic work of lasting worth

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  3. classic(Noun)

    A major, long-standing sporting event

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  4. classic(Adjective)

    exemplary of a particular style

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  5. classic(Adjective)

    exhibiting timeless quality

    Etymology: From classique, from classicus, from classis

  6. classic(Adjective)

    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. Classic(noun)

    alt. of Classical

  2. Classic(noun)

    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. Classic(noun)

    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. 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.

  2. Nicole Kassell:

    I am incredibly honored to join Temple Hill and New Line in bringing this beloved classic to the screen, while the 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of re-imagining such a legendary tale.

  3. Jeremy Goldwyn:

    There probably hasn't been this amount of change on the jobs front in the past five years, some of it is expansion, and some of it is a classic merry-go-round — when two or three people move they have to be replaced.

  4. Jonathan Adler:

    There's a lot of research on the theme of redemption. It's sort of a classic American master narrative, we have the Puritan settlers finding freedom. We have ex-slaves' narratives about liberation. We have the rags to riches stories.

  5. Jacob Hornberger:

    It’s your classic conundrum, whether the Congress should swallow the bad in order to get the good. It’s time to get beyond fighting in the weeds here.

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