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.

  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).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Classical, Classickadjective

    Etymology: classicus, Latin.

    Poetick fields encompass me around,
    And still I seem to tread on classick ground. Addison.

    With them the genius of classick learning dwelleth, and from them it is derived. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.

    From this standard the value of the Roman weights and coins are deduced: in the settling of which I have followed Mr. Greaves, who may be justly reckoned a classical author on this subject. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

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. William Schaffner:

    Ferrets are classical animals in which to study influenza -- it's been done for decades, if scientists were looking for an animal model, they would reach for the ferrets first.

  3. Kin Hubbard:

    Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

  4. Brian Krzanich:

    Quantum computing represents a completely different approach to computing. This technology will be able to solve problems that are insurmountable today, just as we ushered in the era of our classical personal computing, we’re pushing the boundaries of the quantum computing revolution.

  5. Michel Milinkovitch:

    Classical robots are extremely good for performing a specific task for which they've been designed... If you want that robot to do something a little different, it will fail miserably, but when you look at living organisms, they've been optimized also for versatility.

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