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class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (course subject)corso nm
  lezioni nfpl
 I hate math class.
 Odio il corso di matematica.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (instruction period)lezione nf
 My first class of the day is English.
 La prima lezione della giornata è inglese.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (group of students)  (scuola primaria e secondaria)classe nf
   (università)corso nm
 She is the best student in our Chemistry class.
  È la studentessa migliore della nostra classe.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
 È la studentessa migliore del nostro corso di chimica.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (group graduating together)classe nf
 The Class of 2006 will be very large.
 La classe del 2006 sarà molto numerosa.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (caste)  (sociale)ceto nm
  classe nf
 Many people hope to rise above their class.
 Molte persone sperano di elevare il loro ceto.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (elegance)classe nf
 That lady has a lot of class.
 Quella donna ha molta classe.
 
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class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (group)genere nm
  categoria nf
 Our product is best in its class.
 Il nostro prodotto è il migliore del suo genere.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (division)categoria nf
 This team is the leader in its class.
 Questa squadra è la migliore nella sua categoria.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (calibre)calibro, livello nm
  valore nm
 There are not many in his class of player.
 Non ci sono molti giocatori del suo calibro.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (classroom)classe, aula nf
 Go directly to class, where the other students are already seated.
 Vai immediatamente in classe, dove sono già seduti gli altri studenti.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (social rank)  (sociale)classe nf
 Some working class people would like to move up a class.
 Molte persone della classe lavoratrice vorrebbero innalzarsi di una classe.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (excellence)classe nf
 He performed with class, ignoring all distractions.
 Ha recitato con classe, ignorando ogni distrazione.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (accommodation grade)  (mezzi di trasporto)classe nf
 Lawrence prefers to fly first class.
 Lawrence preferisce volare in prima classe.
class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (biology: major division)  (scienze)classe nf
 To which class does that insect belong?
 A quale classe appartiene questo insetto?
class vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (classify)classificare vtr
 The biologist is going to class the plant.
 Il biologo classificherà la pianta.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
age class classe d'età
art class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lesson in art)lezione d'arte
at the top of one's class advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (among the very best)tra i primi
  tra i migliori
best of class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (award at a dog show)  (concorso canino)il migliore della categoria nm
cabin class   (naut.)seconda classe
class action nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lawsuit brought by a group)azione collettiva, causa collettiva, class action nf
 Many former employees of my company are involved in a class action suit against the company for discrimination against women.
class conflict nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (tensions between social classes)conflitto di classe nm
 Marx believed that class conflict was the inevitable result of capitalism.
 Marx incolpava il capitalismo dei conflitti di classe.
class consciousness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (awareness of social differences)coscienza di classe nf
 La coscienza di classe è la consapevolezza di appartenere ad una determinata classe sociale.
class day class day
Class dismissed interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (used by teacher at end of lesson)la lezione è finita
class distinction distinzione di classe
class leader capo classe
class list nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (school: register of names)registro dell'appello
class meeting incontro di classe
class name nome della classe
class number numero di classe
class rate tariffa per una classe
class ring nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (ring commemorating school and year of graduation)  (tipico USA)anello scolastico nm
 In those days you wore your boyfriend's class ring on a chain so everybody would know you were going steady.
class structure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (social hierarchy)stratificazione sociale nf
 A caste system is a highly formalized class structure.
 La stratificazione sociale in India avviene mediante caste.
class struggle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (struggle over social differences)lotta di classe nf
 Marx is not dead, the class struggle is not over: yesterday I saw factory workers demonstrating against the privileges of the rich.
 La lotta di classe è sempre stata una prerogativa della classe operaia.
class war guerra di classe
class warfare nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conflict, tension between social classes)conflitto sociale nm
 Class conflict exists in many modern societies, but does not lead to class warfare.
 Il conflitto sociale tra i vari strati della popolazione può sfociare in una lotta di classe.
class-conscious
class conscious
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(aware of social differences)sensibile alle differenze di classe
Nota: hyphen used when term is before a noun
 So class conscious was Bunter that he never could bring himself to smoke in the presence of Lord Peter.
cut class v US, informal (fail to attend school lesson)marinare la scuola vtr
 It's no surprise his grades were so low; he was always cutting class!
economic class classe economica
economy class
economy-class
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(train: standard seating)seconda classe nf
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
economy class
economy-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(train seating: standard)di seconda classe agg
economy class
economy-class
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(plane: low-cost seating)classe economica nf
  classe turistica nf
economy class
economy-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(plane seating: low cost)di classe economica agg
  di classe turistica agg
equivalence class classe di equivalenza nf
evening class corso serale
first class
first-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(transport: superior seating)  (trasporti)di prima classe nf
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
first class
first-class
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in first-class seating area)in prima classe avv
first class
first-class
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(transport: superior service)prima classe nf
first class
first-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (excellent)di prima classe, eccellente agg
first-class di qualità eccellente adj
fourth class classe operaia
fourth-class della classe operaia adj
function class funzione class
graduating class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (students: finishing school)  (scuola)alunni dell'ultimo anno nf
gym class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, abbr (physical education lesson)lezione di educazione fisica nf
have class avere lezione
high class
high-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(refined, of top quality)di classe, di alta classe, raffinato agg
high-class di alta qualità
in a class by itself più unico che raro
leisure class classe abbiente
leisure class classe agiata
life class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (nude drawing lesson)  (arte)lezioni di nudo
low class
low-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(base, vulgar)scadente agg
  di bassa qualità
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
low class adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (indicating social status )di bassa estrazione sociale
 After he lost his job, they had to move to a low-class neighbourhood near the railway station.
lower class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (class below middle in socioeconomic status)ceto basso nm
 The lower class is often associated with poverty and contempt from other circles of society.
lower class
lower-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(of low socioeconomic status)del ceto basso, di ceto basso loc agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
lower middle class ceto medio-basso
lower second-class
lower second class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
UK (university degree grade: 2:2)  (UK)voto di laurea nm
Nota: hyphen omitted when term is an adj after a noun
middle class
middle-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(educated and well off)borghese, benestante agg
Nota: In U.S. usage, this is economic only, without reference to education.
 She comes from a very nice middle class family.
 Era una brava ragazza e proveniva da una famiglia borghese.
  del ceto medio agg
 Era una brava ragazza e proveniva da una famiglia del ceto medio.
middle class
middle-class
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(educated, well-off people)borghesia, piccola borghesia nf
 Their son is very rebellious and rejects the values of the middle class.
 Loro figlio era un ribelle e refrattario ai valori della borghesia a cui appartenevano.
middle class
middle-class
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(class between working and upper classes)ceto medio nm
 With hard work, their family rose up from the working class to the more comfortable middle class.
 Grazie ad anni di duro lavoro, la loro famiglia ha finalmente raggiunto il ceto medio.
middle-class classe media
ruling class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (social group in power)classe dirigente nf
second class
second-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
literal (travel: standard or economy)  (mezzi di trasporto)seconda classe nf
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 I bought a second-class ticket because it was a lot cheaper.
 Acquistai un biglietto di seconda classe perché costava molto meno.
second class
second-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (inferior, less important)  (figurato: meno importante)serie B nf
 In many countries even today, women are still treated like second-class citizens.
 Tuttora in molti paesi le donne sono ancora considerate come cittadine di serie B.
second-class di seconda classe
skip a class v informal (play truant, miss a school lesson)marinare la scuola
  bigiare vi
skip class v US, informal (miss a school lesson, play truant)marinare la scuola
  bigiare vi
social class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (economic group within society)classe sociale nf
  ceto nm
 Teachers belong to a higher social class than factory workers.
social class injustice nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (discrimination due to social status)ingiustizia sociale nf
theater class
UK: theatre class
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (drama lesson)lezione di teatro
third class (transp.)terza classe
third-class terza classe
tourist class classe turistica nm
upper class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (minor aristocracy)alta società nf
upper middle class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wealthy, highly-educated people)classe medio-alta nf
 Paying college tuitions nowadays can be difficult even for families in the upper middle class.
upper-class classe alta adj
upper-class classe elevata, ceto elevato
word class classe di parole
working class
working-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(of labouring classes)classe operaia nf
 He was very proud of his working-class background.
 Life is harder for the working class.
working class
working classes
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(laboring class)classe operaia nf
 He started out as member of the working class, but now he runs an investment firm.
 È partito dalla classe operaia ma adesso gestisce una ditta ditta di investimenti.
working-class (wage-earning)pagamento ad ore adj
working-class della classe operaia adj
working-class della classe operaia
world class
world-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(of highest quality)di livello mondiale, di livello internazionale
  di prim'ordine, di punta
 Itzhak Perlman is a world-class violinist.
world-class di prima classe adj
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