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class

class

 
 
pronunciation:
klaes
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of people, things, or animals that are similar in certain ways; kind.
Cars race against cars of the same class.
synonyms:
category, form, group, sort, type
similar words:
body, division, set, variety
definition 2: a group of people who have a similar economic or social position in society.
Many people in the American middle class own their own homes.
similar words:
estate, position, rank, station, status
definition 3: a group of students who study something together with a teacher.
Our class is made up of students from a lot of different countries.
similar words:
course, seminar, subject
definition 4: a set of lessons for a group of students in a particular subject, or one lesson of such a set.
I'm taking an art class at the community college on Tuesday evenings.
similar words:
course, lesson, period, seminar, session
Word Builder: class +
  • classmate:
    a person who is in the same class as you.
  • classroom:
    a room in a school where a class meets.
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  animal, education, money, school