WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
class /klæs/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [countable] a number of persons or things thought of as belonging together;
    sort:the class of living things.
  2. [countable]
    • a group of students meeting regularly:My writing class had 28 students.
    • the period in which they meet:The class is on Mondays and Wednesdays.
    • a meeting of such a group:During our last class we talked about verb tenses in English.
  3. Education[countable] a group of students graduated in the same year:the class of '92.
  4. Sociologya level of society sharing the same characteristics; social rank: [countable]the blue-collar class.[uncountable]socialists fighting against the concept of class.
  5. [uncountable] a division of people or things according to rank, quality, etc.:a hotel of the highest class.
  6. Informal Terms[uncountable] Informal. grace or dignity, as in behavior:She showed a lot of class during that interview.

  • [before a noun][Informal.]of high quality: She was a class act—never lost her temper and always treated people kindly.

  • v. 
  • to place or arrange in a class; classify: [+ object]to class doctors with lawyers.[+ object + as + object]We classed them as believers in the same God as ourselves.
  • idiom
    1. in a class by itself or oneself, having no equal; unequaled:a car in a class by itself;
      was in a class by himself when it came to scoring goals.

    class.,  an abbreviation of:
    1. classic.
    2. classical.
    3. classification.
    4. classified.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    class /klɑːs/ n
    1. a collection or division of people or things sharing a common characteristic, attribute, quality, or property
    2. a group of persons sharing a similar social position and certain economic, political, and cultural characteristics
    3. the pattern of divisions that exist within a society on the basis of rank, economic status, etc
    4. (as modifier): the class struggle, class distinctions
    5. a group of pupils or students who are taught and study together
    6. a meeting of a group of students for tuition
    7. chiefly US a group of students who graduated in a specified year: the class of '53
    8. (in combination and as modifier) Brit a grade of attainment in a university honours degree: second-class honours
    9. one of several standards of accommodation in public transport
    10. informal excellence or elegance, esp in dress, design, or behaviour
    11. another name for set2
    12. proper classa class which cannot itself be a member of other classes
    13. in a class of its own, in a class by oneselfunequalled; unparalleled
    1. to have or assign a place within a group, grade, or class
    Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin classis class, rank, fleet; related to Latin calāre to summon

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