class /klæs/USA pronunciation
- [countable] a number of persons or things thought of as belonging together;
sort:the class of living things.
- 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.
- [countable] a group of students graduated in the same year:the class of '92.
- a level of society sharing the same characteristics; social rank: [countable]the blue-collar class.[uncountable]socialists fighting against the concept of class.
- [uncountable] a division of people or things according to rank, quality, etc.:a hotel of the highest class.
- [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.
- 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.
an abbreviation of:
- 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.