1. [ noun ] a collection of things sharing a common attribute
Synonyms: category family

"there are two classes of detergents"

Related terms: collection sex stamp grammatical_category paradigm Diplopoda Malacostraca declension declension conjugation Larvacea denomination superphylum classify categorize
2. [ noun ] (education) a body of students who are taught together
Synonyms: grade form

"early morning classes are always sleepy"

Related terms: gathering English_class sixth_form first_grade physics_class Sunday_school_class chemistry_class master_class biology_class
3. [ noun ] (sociology) people having the same social or economic status
Synonyms: social_class socio-economic_class

"the working class" "an emerging professional class"

Related terms: people world craft womanhood market labor middle_class lower_class immigrant_class brotherhood old_school center demimonde underworld caste firing_line upper_class agriculture peasantry commonalty age_class ninja booboisie caste yeomanry estate class_structure
4. [ noun ] (education) education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings
Synonyms: course course_of_instruction course_of_study

"he took a course in basket weaving" "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

Related terms: education workshop correspondence_course adult_education art_class practicum home_study orientation_course seminar course_of_lectures propaedeutic childbirth-preparation_class extension_course refresher_course shop industrial_arts lesson lecture class_period coursework
5. [ noun ] (sport) a league ranked by quality
Synonyms: division

"he played baseball in class D for two years" "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"

Related terms: league classify
6. [ verb ] arrange or order by classes or categories
Synonyms: classify sort_out separate assort sort

"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Related terms: categorize categorize refer group count catalogue reclassify pigeonhole unitise dichotomize isolate grade size categorization classification classifier sorting sorter sort sorter classification compare
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17001
8. [ noun ] (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
Related terms: taxonomic_group Cephalopoda class_Cyanobacteria Rhizopoda Lycopodineae Chlorophyceae Chrysophyceae Actinopoda Bacillariophyceae Phaeophyceae Schizomycetes Euglenophyceae Placodermi Cestoda Charophyceae Rhodophyceae Xanthophyceae Zoomastigina Phytomastigina Cryptophyceae Sporozoa Telosporidia Cyclosporeae Sarcodina Ascidiaceae Thaliacea Agnatha Gnathostomata Aphasmidia Chondrichthyes Holocephali Elasmobranchii Aves Archaeornithes Amphibia Mastigophora Anapsida Lepidosauria Archosauria Synapsida Chelicerata Arachnida superclass_Myriapoda Pauropoda Symphyla Tardigrada Chilopoda Acnidosporidia Cnidosporidia Ciliata Metatheria Eutheria Hyalospongiae Scyphozoa Hydrozoa Anthozoa Nuda Tentaculata Turbellaria Trematoda Ulvophyceae Infusoria Phasmidia Archiannelida Oligochaeta Polychaeta Hirudinea Scaphopoda Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Amphineura Polyplacophora Bivalvia Reptilia Dibranchiata Crustacea Entomostraca Branchiopoda Copepoda Ostracoda Cirripedia Onychophora Insecta Exopterygota Asteroidea Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Euryalida Echinoidea Crinoidea Holothuroidea Hominoidea Osteichthyes Crossopterygii Dipnoi Teleostei channidae Mammalia Lycopsida Prototheria Pantotheria Anthoceropsida Bryopsida Hepaticopsida Gymnospermae Gnetopsida Cycadopsida Pteridospermopsida Coniferopsida Pinopsida Taxopsida Ginkgopsida Angiospermae Dicotyledones Magnoliidae Monocotyledones Alismatidae Arecidae Commelinidae Caryophyllidae Asteridae Rosidae Hamamelidae Dilleniidae Liliidae Zygomycetes Myxomycetes Acrasiomycetes Oomycetes Chytridiomycetes Eumycetes Deuteromycetes Basidiomycetes Homobasidiomycetes Heterobasidiomycetes Hymenomycetes Ascomycetes Euascomycetes Hemiascomycetes Plectomycetes Pyrenomycetes Discomycetes Gasteromycetes Tiliomycetes Filicopsida Psilopsida Sphenopsida phylum order biology classify
9. [ noun ] (education) a body of students who graduate together
Synonyms: year

: "the class of '97" "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"

Related terms: gathering graduating_class senior_class sophomore_class freshman_class junior_class
10. [ noun ] (informal) elegance in dress or behavior

"she has a lot of class"

Related terms: elegance colloquialism
Similar spelling:   classy