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Etymology

From French classe, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] classis.

Noun

Singular
class

Plural
es

class (es)
  1. (countable) A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes.
    The new Ford Fiesta is set to be best in the 'small family' class.
    Often used to imply membership of a large class.
    This word has a whole class of metaphoric extensions.
  2. (countable) A social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc. In Britain, society is commonly split into three main classes; upper class, middle class and working class.
  3. (uncountable) The division of society into classes.
    Jane Austen's works deal with class in 18th-century England.
  4. (uncountable) Admirable behavior; elegance.
    Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real class.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher.
    The class was noisy, but the teacher was able to get their attention with a story.
  6. A series of classes covering a single subject.
    I took the cooking class for enjoyment, but I also learned a lot.
  7. (countable) A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class.
    The class of 1982 was particularly noteworthy.
  8. (countable) A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation.
    I used to fly business class, but now my company can only afford economy.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank
    Magnolias belong to the class Magnoliopsida.
  10. (computing) A set of objects having the same behavior (but typically differing in state), or a template defining such a set.
  11. (mathematics) A collection of sets definable by a shared property.
    The class of all sets is not a set.

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Verb

Infinitive
to class

Third person singular
classes

Simple past
classed

Past participle
-

Present participle
classing

to class (third-person singular simple present classes, present participle classing, simple past and past participle classed)
  1. (transitive) To assign to a class.
    I would class this with most of the other mediocre works of the period.

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Translations

Adjective

class (not comparable)

Positive
class

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) great; fabulous

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