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  1. class
    IPA[klas]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. assign or regard as belonging to a particular category:

      conduct that is classed as criminal

    adjective

    • 1. showing stylish excellence:

      he's a class player
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: class, plural noun: classes

    • noun

      a set or category of things having some property or attribute in common and differentiated from others by kind, type, or quality:

      a principal taxonomic grouping that ranks above order and below phylum or division, such as Mammalia or Insecta.

    • verb

      assign or regard as belonging to a particular category:
    • adjective

      showing stylish excellence:
    • noun

      a group of people or things considered together as third best.

      a university degree or examination result in the third-highest classification.

    • adjective

      of the third-best quality or of lower status:

      relating to the third-highest division in a university examination:

    • adverb

      using the cheapest and least comfortable accommodations in a train or other form of transport:
    • noun

      a set of people or things grouped together as the best:

      the best and most expensive accommodations in a train or other form of transport:

    • adjective

      of the best quality or in the highest grade:

      denoting or relating to the best accommodations in a train or other form of transport:

    • adverb

      using the best quality accommodations in a train or other form of transport:

      using a class of mail given priority for fast delivery:

    • noun

      a set of people or things grouped together as the second best.

      the second-best accommodations or seating in an aircraft, train, or ship.

    • adjective

      of the second-best quality or in the second division:

      relating to the second-best accommodations or seating in an aircraft, train, or ship:

    • noun

      the social group between the upper and working classes, including professional and business workers and their families:
    • adjective

      relating to the middle class:

      characteristic of the middle class, especially in attaching importance to convention, security, and material comfort:

    • noun

      the social group that has the highest status in society, especially the aristocracy:
    • adjective

      relating to the group that has the highest status in society:
    • noun

      the social group consisting of people who are employed for wages, especially in manual or industrial work:
    • adjective

      relating to people belonging to the working class:
    • noun

      the social group that has the lowest status; the working class:
    • adjective

      relating to or characteristic of the lower class:
    • noun

      (in Marxist ideology) the conflict of interests between the workers and the ruling class in a capitalist society, regarded as inevitably violent.
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