1. (Ireland, Britain, slang) great; fabulous
1. a collection of things sharing a common attribute
- there are two classes of detergents
2. a body of students who are taught together
- early morning classes are always sleepy
3. people having the same social, economic, or educational status
- the working class
- an emerging professional class
Similar word(s): stratum
4. education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
- flirting is not unknown in college classes
Similar word(s): course
5. a league ranked by quality
- he played baseball in class D for two years
Similar word(s): division
6. a body of students who graduate together
- the class of '97
Similar word(s): year
7. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
8. elegance in dress or behavior
- she has a lot of class
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?
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.