class

class
noun
1》 a set or category of things having a property or feature in common and differentiated from others by kind or quality.
    ↘Biology a principal taxonomic grouping that ranks above order and below phylum or division, such as Mammalia.
    ↘Brit. a division of candidates according to merit in a university examination.
2》 a system that divides members of a society into sets based on perceived social or economic status.
    ↘a social division based on economic or social status.
3》 a group of students or pupils who are taught together.
    ↘a lesson.
    ↘chiefly N. Amer. all of the college or school students graduating in a particular year.
4》 informal impressive stylishness in appearance or behaviour.
verb assign or regard as belonging to a particular category.
adjective informal stylish or excellent: he's a class player.
Phrases
class A (or B or C) drug Brit. an illegal narcotic drug classified as being of the most harmful and addictive (or a less harmful and addictive) kind.
class act informal a person or thing displaying impressive and stylish excellence.
Origin
C16: from L. classis 'a division of the Roman people, a grade, or a class of pupils'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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Synonyms:
(of persons) / (as of pupils pursuing the same studies) / (of animate or inanimate objects, including orders, genera, and species), / , , , , , , , , , , ,


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