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Noun: class  klãs
  1. A collection of things sharing a common attribute
    "there are two classes of detergents";
    - category, family
     
  2. A body of students who are taught together
    "early morning classes are always sleepy";
    - form, grade [N. Amer], course
     
  3. People having the same social, economic, or educational status
    "an emerging professional class"; "the working class";
    - stratum, social class, socio-economic class
     
  4. Education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    "flirting is not unknown in college classes";
    - course, course of study, course of instruction
     
  5. A league ranked by quality
    "he played baseball in class D for two years";
    - division
     
  6. A body of students who graduate together
    "the class of '97";
    - year
     
  7. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
     
  8. Elegance in dress or behaviour
    "she has a lot of class"
     
  9. A category associated with a particular level of service, e.g. of seats in an aircraft, train, etc.
Verb: class  klãs
  1. Arrange or order by classes or categories
    "How would you class these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?";
    - classify, sort, assort, sort out, separate

Derived forms: classing, classed, classes

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, categorise [Brit], categorize, collection, conference, didactics, education, educational activity, elegance, elegancy [archaic], gathering, instruction, league, pedagogy, people, taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group, teaching

Part of: class structure, phylum, society

Encyclopedia: Class, Bureaucracy, and Schools