What does classical mean?

Definitions for classical
ˈklæs ɪ kəlclas·si·cal

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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.

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

  2. classicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.

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

  3. classicaladjective

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

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

  4. classicaladjective

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

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

  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.

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

  6. classicaladjective

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

    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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  3. Classicalnoun

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

    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. Albert Camus:

    Danger makes men classical, and all greatness, after all, is rooted in risk.

  2. Rhiannon Giddens:

    It's really funny how I've come round to classical music around the back door with my banjo in my hand, and I love it.

  3. Barbara Milano Keenan:

    We're a school of choice. We're classical in our curriculum and very traditional. I believe that the more of the traditional things you have in place, the more they tend to reinforce each other, we want boys to be boys and girls to be girls and have mutual respect for each other. We want boys to carry the umbrella for girls and open doors for them ... and we want to start teaching that in grammar school.

  4. Werner Heisenberg, Philosophical Problems of Nuclear Science, New York: Fawcett 1966, p.13:

    A consistent pursuit of classical physics forces a transformation in the very heart of that physics.

  5. Umberto Volta:

    The most striking change in clinical presentation of celiac disease over time has been the decrease of diarrhea as the leading symptom and the progressive increase of other non-classical gastrointestinal symptoms (such as constipation, bloating and alternate bowel habits as well as gastro-esophageal reflux, nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia), a high proportion of celiac disease patients did not show any gastrointestinal symptom, but they displayed extra-intestinal manifestations such as iron-deficiency anemia, unexplained osteoporosis, abnormalities of liver-function tests and recurrent miscarriages.

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