Definition of classicus
1. classic [ a ] characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditionsUsed in print:
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
This is puzzling to an outsider conscious of the classic tradition of liberalism , because it is clear that these Democrats who are left-of-center are at opposite poles from the liberal Jefferson , who held that the best government was the least government .
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
An unusual , if not extraordinary , rendering of the classic myth that involves the rescue of Prometheus from the rock by the U.S._Cavalry was given last week in the warehouse of the Albany_Leather_Conduit_Company amid cheers of `` Hubba hubba '' and `` Yalagaloo pip pip '' !
The latest and , significantly , greatest fruit of_this theatrical vine is The , an adaptation of Basho 's classic frog haiku by Roger_Entwhistle , a former University_of_Maryland chemistry instructor .Synonyms classic Related Terms classical
2. classic [ a ] adhering to established standards and principles
Examples: "a classic proof"
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
More_than a beautiful visualization of the illustrious adventures and escapades of the tragi-comic knight-errant and his squire , Sancho_Panza , in seventeenth century Spain , this inevitably abbreviated rendering of the classic satire on chivalry is an affectingly warm and human exposition of character .
(The Providence Journal...)
The party at Floyd 's penthouse gave the `` chorines '' a chance for a nostalgic frolic through all those hackneyed routines which have become a classic choreographic statement of the era 's nonsense .
(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
They recall Byron 's classic comment : `` I wish he would explain his explanation '' .Synonyms classic Related Terms standard
3. classic [ n ] a creation of the highest excellenceUsed in print:
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Other innovations with better claims to musical interest survived rehearing to acquire in_time the status of classics .
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
One part of her audience was totally engaged , the connoisseur witnessing a peculiarly fine performance of some ancient classic , the other part , the guest of the connoisseur , attentive as one who must take an intelligent interest in_that which he does not fully understand .Synonyms classic Related Terms creation
4. classic [ n ] an artist who has created classic worksUsed in print:
(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
I had come prepared to worship at the feet of this classic , and he turned_out to be a rather bitter old_man who smelled of dead cigars .Synonyms classic Related Terms artist