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

How to pronounce classic?

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How to say classic in sign language?

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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. Arnold Schwarzenegger:

    Every single day on social media fans ask me to record my movie lines, so now I get to bring this classic role and my charming Austrian accent into their cars.

  2. Jimmy George:

    The great thing about the' Big Three' stallions is that their quality transcends all different sectors to a degree, it doesn't matter if you are looking for a two-year-old, or a classic miler, or a horse to win the Derby or the Oaks. They are producing animals in every sector... and that's a huge part of the appeal.

  3. Aldous Huxley:

    Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.

  4. Washington Irving:

    The great British Library --an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.

  5. Clifton Fadiman:

    When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.

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