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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of animals or things in which all members share certain characteristics; kind.
Cars will race against others of the same class.
category, form, genre, group, kind, sort, type
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body, classification, division, family, fashion, set, species, variety
definition 2: a group or division based on quality or rank.
These diamonds fall into a different class from those.
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category, classification, division, family, grade, league, level, range, rank, sphere
definition 3: an economically, socially, and politically similar group of people, or the members of such a group.
People of the middle class are neither rich nor poor.
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caste, estate, family, position, rank, sphere, standing, station, status, stratum
definition 4: students who graduate in the same year.
the freshman class
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definition 5: a group of students meeting regularly to study the same topic.
No one in the class seemed to know the answer.
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course, lecture, seminar, subject
definition 6: a set of lessons for a group of students in a particular subject, or one lesson of such a set.
Math was his least favorite class in high school.My physics class was really exciting today.I'm taking a class in oil painting just for fun at the community college.
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course, lecture, lesson, period, seminar, session
definition 7: in biology, the subdivision of a phylum or a division.
Tigers and sloths belong to the class of mammals.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: classed, classes, classing
definition: to put or arrange in a category.
categorize, classify, designate
similar words:
arrange, coordinate, grade, graduate, group, order, place, range, rank
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  • 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