Definitions for: Class


[n] education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
[n] (informal) elegance in dress or behavior; "she has a lot of class"
[n] a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"
[n] people having the same social or economic status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
[n]
[n] a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
[n] a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"
[n] a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
[v] arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Class (kl[.a]s), n. [F. classe, fr. L. classis class,
collection, fleet; akin to Gr. klh^sis a calling, kalei^n to
call, E. claim, haul.]
1. A group of individuals ranked together as possessing
common characteristics; as, the different classes of
society; the educated class; the lower classes.

2. A number of students in a school or college, of the same
standing, or pursuing the same studies.

3. A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects,
grouped together on account of their common
characteristics, in any classification in natural science,
and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc.

4. A set; a kind or description, species or variety.

She had lost one class energies. --Macaulay.

5. (Methodist Church) One of the sections into which a church
or congregation is divided, and which is under the
supervision of a class leader.

Class of a curve (Math.), the kind of a curve as expressed
by the number of tangents that can be drawn from any point
to the curve. A circle is of the second class.

Class meeting (Methodist Church), a meeting of a class
under the charge of a class leader, for counsel and
relegious instruction.


Class, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Classed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Classing.] [Cf. F. classer. See Class, n.]
1. To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class;
as, to class words or passages.

Note: In scientific arrangement, to classify is used instead
of to class. --Dana.

2. To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or
place in, a class or classes.


Class, v. i.
To grouped or classed.

The genus or famiky under which it classes. --Tatham.

Synonyms: assort, category, classify, course, course of instruction, course of study, division, family, form, grade, separate, social class, socio-economic class, sort, sort out, year

See Also: accumulation, Acnidosporidia, Actinopoda, adult education, age class, aggregation, Agnatha, agriculture, Amphibia, Anapsida, Arachnida, Archaeornithes, Archosauria, art class, Ascidiaceae, assemblage, Aves, Bacillariophyceae, biology class, booboisie, bourgeoisie, brotherhood, caste, catalog, catalogue, categorise, categorize, center, Charophyceae, Chelicerata, chemistry class, childbirth-preparation class, Chilopoda, Chlorophyceae, Chondrichthyes, Chrysophyceae, Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Amphibia, class Arachnida, class Ascidiaceae, class Aves, class Bacillariophyceae, class Charophyceae, class Chilopoda, class Chlorophyceae, class Chondrichthyes, class Chrysophyceae, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora, class Cryptophyceae, class Cyanobacteria, class Cyanophyceae, class Cyclosporeae, class Diatomophyceae, class Diplopoda, class Euglenophyceae, class Flagellata, class Heterokontae, class Larvacea, class Mammalia, class Mastigophora, class Myriapoda, class Pauropoda, class period, class Phaeophyceae, class Placodermi, class Reptilia, class Rhodophyceae, class Sarcodina, class Schizomycetes, class Sporozoa, class structure, class Symphyla, class Tardigrada, class Thaliacea, class Ulvophyceae, class Xanthophyceae, Cnidosporidia, collection, commonality, commonalty, commons, compare, conference, conjugation, correspondence course, count, course of lectures, course session, coursework, craft, Cryptophyceae, Cyanophyceae, Cyclosporeae, declension, demimonde, denomination, Diatomophyceae, dichotomise, dichotomize, Diplopoda, domain, education, educational activity, Elasmobranchii, elegance, English class, estate, estate of the realm, Euglenophyceae, Eutheria, extension course, firing line, first grade, Flagellata, fraternity, freshman class, gathering, Gnathostomata, grade, graduating class, grammatical category, group, Heterokontae, Holocephali, immigrant class, Infusoria, instruction, isolate, junior class, labor, labour, Larvacea, league, lecture, lecturing, Lepidosauria, lesson, lower class, Malacostraca, Mammalia, market, Mastigophora, Metatheria, middle class, Myriapoda, number, old school, orientation, orientation course, Pantotheria, paradigm, Pauropoda, peasantry, pedagogy, people, Phaeophyceae, phylum, physics class, Phytomastigina, pigeonhole, Placodermi, proletariat, propaedeutic, propaedeutics, Prototheria, recitation, reclassify, refer, refresher, refresher course, Reptilia, Rhizopoda, Rhodophyceae, Sarcodina, Schizomycetes, Selachii, seminar, senior class, sex, sixth form, size, sodality, sophomore class, Sporozoa, stamp, stamp, stereotype, subclass Acnidosporidia, subclass Actinopoda, subclass Anapsida, subclass Archaeornithes, subclass Archosauria, subclass Cnidosporidia, subclass Elasmobranchii, subclass Eutheria, subclass Holocephali, subclass Infusoria, subclass Lepidosauria, subclass Malacostraca, subclass Metatheria, subclass Pantotheria, subclass Phytomastigina, subclass Prototheria, subclass Rhizopoda, subclass Selachii, subclass Synapsida, subclass Telosporidia, subclass Zoomastigina, substitution class, Sunday school class, superclass Agnatha, superclass Chelicerata, superclass Gnathostomata, superclass Myriapoda, superphylum, Symphyla, Synapsida, syntactic category, Tardigrada, taxon, taxonomic group, teaching, Telosporidia, Thaliacea, trade, Ulvophyceae, underworld, unitise, unitize, upper class, upper crust, woman, womanhood, working class, workshop, world, Xanthophyceae, yeomanry, Zoomastigina

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