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class

class

 
 
pronunciation:
klaes
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of people or things that are similar in certain ways.
Of all the classes of books, my favorite is fantasy.
synonyms:
category, form, group, kind, sort, type
similar words:
body, division, family, set, variety
definition 2: a group or division that is based on quality.
That dealer sells a better class of cars.
similar words:
category, division, family, grade, level, range, rank, sphere
definition 3: a group of people who have a similar way of life and position in society.
Many members of the upper class live in large, fancy houses.
similar words:
estate, family, position, rank, sphere, standing, station, status
definition 4: all of the students who graduate in the same year.
My brother was in the class of 1997.
similar words:
grade
definition 5: a group of students who meet together to learn in school.
Everyone in Frank's English class took a test today.
similar words:
course, lecture, subject
definition 6: a set of lessons for a group of students in a particular subject, or one lesson of such a set.
Math class is at one o'clock every day.My mom loves the computer class she's taking at the college in the evenings.
similar words:
course, lecture, lesson, period, session
definition 7: a large grouping or division of living beings in biology.
Tigers and sloths belong to the class of mammals.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: classed, classes, classing
definition: to group into a class; classify.
Our librarian classed the books by author.
synonyms:
classify
similar words:
arrange, grade, group, order, place, range, rank
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