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

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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. Gavin Parry:

    Rails and real estate are classic defensive stocks suitable for a market situation like we have now.

  2. Matej Tonin:

    If we are talking about the European battlegroups, the problem is that, because of the consensus, they are almost never activated, maybe the solution is that we invent a mechanism where the classic majority will be enough and those who are willing will be able to go (ahead).

  3. Jaclyn Smith:

    I think when women feel pretty, they exude a confidence and feel better about themselves, and I think my line, yes its classic, but we’re still very much on trend. We analyze trends every season and we encourage our customers to make it their own… And with that philosophy, your money goes further.

  4. Stephen Brackett:

    When I think of this piece, I think of a very classic hero's journey. There's something almost Greek about it to me.

  5. Kristy Del Coro:

    Many foods found at the farmers' market are so delicious eaten on their own, they require minimal preparation, you don't even need to buy a lot at once -- start by purchasing a few foods that are familiar to you and simple to prepare, like tomatoes, basil and mozzarella to make a classic caprese salad.

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