What does classical mean?

Definitions for classical
ˈklæs ɪ kəlclas·si·cal

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. classical music, classical, serious musicadjective

    traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste

  2. classical, classicadjective

    of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

    "classic Cinese pottery"

  3. authoritative, classical, classic, definitiveadjective

    of recognized authority or excellence

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

  4. classicaladjective

    of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome

    " a classical scholar"

  5. classicaladjective

    (language) having the form used by ancient standard authors

    "classical Greek

  6. 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. classicaladjective

    Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.

  2. classicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.

  3. classicaladjective

    Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

  4. classicaladjective

    Describing serious music (rather than pop, jazz, blues etc), especially when played using instruments of the orchestra.

  5. classicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.

  6. classicaladjective

    Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.

  7. Etymology: From classic, from Latin classicus (of the first class).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Classicalnoun

    of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art

  2. Classicalnoun

    of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, esp. to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds

  3. Classicalnoun

    conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style

  4. Etymology: [L. classicus relating to the classes of the Roman people, and especially to the frist class; hence, of the first rank, superior, from classis class: cf. F. classique. See Class, n.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'classical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2987

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'classical' in Adjectives Frequency: #412

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of classical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of classical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of classical in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Forster:

    My Internet history would tell me that there's probably not going to be that many significant players, and then maybe smaller niche cases ... maybe there could be a classical music streaming service, it's a hard business.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

  3. Seton Hall Professor Lopez:

    Through the gained knowledge of physics, in particular the sub-field of Newtonian or classical mechanics, we're capable of making very accurate calculations of the exact times when solar eclipses will happen and the terrestrial locations of where total solar eclipses will occur, it impresses me immensely that [the] Universe has a repeating and cyclical nature that we've figured out.

  4. Guillermo Bernal:

    This expression is more commonly seen in the classical period, specifically in the eighth century between the years 700 CE to 800 CE, which is the last century of the Mayan culture and very close to its collapse, in the years following 800 CE, the Mayan cities started to collapse. That (event) has a strong relationship with the frequency of the number of wars which began in this century.

  5. Gregory Benford - Timescape:

    There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities-- potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry-- that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.

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