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classic

clas·sic

classic

 
pronunciation:
klae sihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: representative or typical of a class or category; serving as a standard.
Here is a classic Chippendale chair, unlike that one with its straighter lines.
synonyms:
exemplary, model, typical
antonyms:
atypical, unrepresentative
similar words:
ideal, representative, standard
definition 2: serving as the best of its type.
His book represents the classic study of gang behavior, and it is required reading for anyone interested in the subject.
synonyms:
definitive, exemplary, standard
similar words:
authoritative, model
definition 3: of or pertaining to ancient Greek and Roman culture.
synonyms:
classical
similar words:
ancient, archaic, Greek
definition 4: having qualities that assure enduring interest.
Charles Dickens wrote many classic works of fiction.
 
synonyms:
timeless
antonyms:
avant-garde
similar words:
ageless, deathless, enduring, eternal, imperishable, lasting, old-fashioned, perennial
definition 5: of the first rank or class; excellent.
synonyms:
excellent, first-class, first-rate, outstanding, superior
similar words:
A one, ace, capital, consummate
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a work of art or literature that is considered of the first rank, or as a standard by which to judge others.
Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is a classic.
 
synonyms:
magnum opus, masterpiece, masterwork
similar words:
chef-d'oeuvre, exemplar, ideal, model, paragon, prototype, standard
definition 2: (pl.) writers or literary works of ancient Greece or Rome.
She enjoys reading the Roman classics in their original Latin.
similar words:
ancients, antiquity
definition 3: any work that is generally considered to be a standard.
This song by Chuck Berry is considered a 1950s classic.
synonyms:
exemplar, ideal, model, prototype, standard
similar words:
paragon
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