(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (Ireland, Britain, slang) great; fabulous


1. a collection of things sharing a common attribute

- there are two classes of detergents

Similar word(s): category, family

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

2. a body of students who are taught together

- early morning classes are always sleepy

Similar word(s): course, form, grade

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

3. people having the same social, economic, or educational status

- the working class

- an emerging professional class

Similar word(s): stratum

Definition categories: group, people

4. education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

- flirting is not unknown in college classes

Similar word(s): course

Definition categories: act, didactics, education, instruction, pedagogy, teaching

5. a league ranked by quality

- he played baseball in class D for two years

Similar word(s): division

Definition categories: group, conference, league

6. a body of students who graduate together

- the class of '97

Similar word(s): year

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

7. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

Definition categories: group, taxon

8. elegance in dress or behavior

- she has a lot of class

Definition categories: attribute, elegance

Sentences with class as a noun:

- The new Ford Fiesta is set to be best in the 'small family' class.

- That is one class-A heifer you got there, sonny.

- Often used to imply membership of a large class.

- This word has a whole class of metaphoric extensions.

- Jane Austen's works deal with class in 18th-century England.

- Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real class.

- The class was noisy, but the teacher was able to get their attention with a story.

- I took the cooking class for enjoyment, but I also learned a lot.

- The class of 1982 was particularly noteworthy.

- I used to fly business class, but now my company can only afford economy.

- Magnolias belong to the class Magnoliopsida.

- It is the class of Italian bottled waters.

- The class of all sets is not a set.


1. arrange or order by classes or categories

- How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

Similar word(s): assort, classify, separate, sort

Definition categories: cognition, categorise, categorize

Sentences with class as a verb:

- I would class this with most of the other mediocre works of the period.

- The genus or family under which it classes. — Tatham.