A set or category of things having some property or attribute in common and differentiated from others by kind, type, or quality
a hotel of the first class
Of the highest standard, quality, or rank; outstanding, matchless. Also occasionally as adverb Compare first class, class.
A class for teaching the rudiments of a subject, especially the alphabet; the first class in elementary education.
A person or thing displaying impressive and stylish excellence
A day on which the senior class in a college celebrates the completion of their course, typically with formal festivities, prize-giving, etc.
The fee charged by a teacher for a class; (chiefly Scottish) one payable to a professor by all those attending a university class (now historical).
Another term for class struggle.
Of a low or inferior standard, quality, or social class
In the Soviet Union and other communist countries: a privileged elite of Party bureaucrats. Compare nomenklatura.
Not relating to or involving class or a class.
Of the highest quality; excellent
A category of companies considered in terms of the total value of their assets (now rare).
A class for very young children; the youngest class in a school.
The intermediate class of accommodations on a passenger ship
A book containing the register of membership of a Methodist class. Now chiefly historical.
A student who is prone to making jokes, playing pranks, etc., rather than concentrating on schoolwork; also in extended use.
A list of the candidates who have taken an examination, showing the class or mark achieved by each
A reference mark or number indicating the class or subject of a book in a library and often its position on the library shelves.
The name of a logical class, a general name; (Grammar) = class noun.
A noun that denotes a class of objects; especially one denoting any individual member of a class; a count noun (frequently opposed to material noun).
Pride in one's social class.
= class action.
A general name for a set or category of things.
According to class; in terms of class.
= class name.
A class of seating on an aircraft that is superior to economy class but less expensive than first class, intended especially for people travelling on business
A set of people or things grouped together as the best
A class of linguistic forms with grammatical or syntactic features in common; a part of speech or subset of a part of speech
Of a good standard or quality.
Of a high standard, quality, or social class
An art class in which students practise drawing or painting the human figure using a live model
The social group that has the lowest status; the working class
Having or involving representatives of several classes, especially social classes.
The class of pivot words.
(In certain Indo-European languages) a class of verbs in which the present stem is identical with the root.
A class in which practical skills such as carpentry or engineering are taught
A group of people or things considered together as third best
The social group that has the highest status in society, especially the aristocracy
A category of words of similar form or function; a part of speech
(Of a person, thing, or activity) of or among the best in the world
The individual animals of a particular species (especially a fish) that were born in any one year
a first-class hotel
the casino's high-class hotel
our upper-class relations look down on us
The cheapest class of seats on an aircraft
A lawsuit filed or defended by an individual or small group acting on behalf of a large group
= class notion.
A student in the same class as another at school, college, or university.
Trial shooting used to assign rifle shooters (originally military riflemen) to a class according to level of skill.