Definitions of class

  1. arrange or order by classes or categories; " How would you classify these pottery shards-- are they prehistoric?"
  2. a collection of things sharing a common attribute; " there are two classes of detergents"
  3. ( informal) elegance in dress or behavior; " she has a lot of class"
  4. a body of students who are taught together; " early morning classes are always sleepy"
  5. a body of students who graduate together; " the class of '97"; " she was in my year at Hoehandle High"
  6. a league ranked by quality; " he played baseball in class D for two years"; " Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1- AA"
  7. elegance in dress or behavior; " she has a lot of class"
  8. ( biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
  9. A group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes.
  10. A number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies.
  11. 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.
  12. A set; a kind or description, species or variety.
  13. One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.
  14. To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages.
  15. To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.
  16. To grouped or classed.
  17. A rank or order of persons having like interests; a number of students of the same rank or status; a group of animals or plants; a number of objects, events, etc., having characteristics in common.
  18. A rank or order of persons or things: a number of students or scholars who are taught together: a scientific division or arrangement.
  19. To form into a class or classes; to arrange methodically.
  20. A rank or order of persons or things.
  21. To form into a class; assign place in a class.
  22. To group in classes; assign to a class.
  23. A body of persons or things somewhat alike; a number of students having the same teacher or studies.
  24. A rank or order of persons or things; a number of students in a college or school of the same standing and taught together; a scientific division, specially that subordinate to a kingdom, and including orders under it.
  25. To arrange in a class or classes; to arrange according to some method; to classify.
  26. A rank of persons; a number of persons in society supposed to have the same position in regard to means, rank, & c.; a number of students in a college, or pupils in a school, engaged in the same course of study; a distribution into groups of creatures or things having something in common; a kind or sort.
  27. To arrange; to put into sets or ranks; to distribute into groups.

Usage examples for class

  1. It passed on down the class to Charlie. – Charlie Newcomer by Wilbur B. Stover
  2. And it must be remembered, that most of the first class belong also to the second, as often as they dare. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  3. But think it over first, as to what you are going to say, because the whole class will hear it." – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  4. " I am going with Stevens, third class," was the answer. – Salome by Emma Marshall
  5. Thank you, Miss Montandon, you may go to the head of the class. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  6. They would stand by their own class, and cry " hands off!" – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  7. But she said that if I liked she would not tell the class." – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  8. If that's true, I'm at the head of the class. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  9. This class we call 'negative ideas. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  10. He said nothing about it, except just asking Hugh whether it tired him to stand up in class, saying that he might sit at the top or bottom of the class, instead of taking places, if he chose. – The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau
  11. But, after all, money is not everything with that class of people. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  12. There grew a desire among the better class to see what Thorpe's " One" might be like. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  13. What class did they put you into?" – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  14. None of the girls in my class have got one as pretty. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  15. He merely added: " This is Miss Pasmer's first Class Day, and I want her to see it all." – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  16. How dare you class my husband with yourself?... – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  17. Coote and Broghill were of this class. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  18. Teacher said I was at the head of my class, and I'd pass easy! – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope