Share This

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
class (noun)
1.
a) a body of students meeting regularly to study the same subject
b) the period during which such a body meets
c) a course of instruction
d) a body of students or alumni whose year of graduation is the same
2.
a) a group sharing the same economic or social status - the working class
b) social rank , especially high social rank
c) high quality - elegance a hotel with class
3.
a group, set, or kind sharing common attributes as
a) a major category in biological taxonomy ranking above the order and below the phylum or division
b) a collection of adjacent and discrete or continuous values of a random variable
c) - set
4.
a division or rating based on grade or quality
5.
the best of its kind - the class of the league
6.
a data type in object-oriented programming that consists of a group of objects with the same properties and behaviors and that is arranged in a hierarchy with other such data types - compare object
class (verb)
transitive verb
- classify
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
class (noun)
1.
one of the segments of society into which people are grouped
SYNONIMS:
caste, estate, folk, gentry, order, stratum
RELATED WORDS:
bracket, echelon, grade, layer, level, tier; place, position, rank, standing, status; food chain, grouping, hierarchy, stratification; clan, family, fraternity, people, race, tribe; subcaste
class (noun)
2.
one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
SYNONIMS:
bracket, category, classification, division, family, genus, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank(s), rubric, set, species, tier, type
RELATED WORDS:
description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title
class (noun)
3.
a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
SYNONIMS:
breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, nature, order, species, strain, stripe, type, variety
RELATED WORDS:
model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite
class (noun)
4.
a series of lectures on a subject
SYNONIMS:
class
RELATED WORDS:
elective, refresher; clinic, institute, seminar, survey course; minicourse; core, curriculum
class (noun)
5.
degree of excellence
SYNONIMS:
caliber ( calibre), class, grade, rate
RELATED WORDS:
hallmark; mark; footing, place, position, rank, standing, stature, status; benchmark, criterion, measure, par, standard, touchstone, yardstick
class (noun)
6.
dignified or restrained beauty of form, appearance, or style
SYNONIMS:
class, classiness, courtliness, elegancy, fineness, grace, gracefulness, handsomeness, majesty, refinement, stateliness
RELATED WORDS:
augustness, brilliance, gloriousness, glory, grandeur, grandness, lavishness, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury, magnificence, nobility, nobleness, opulence, ornateness, plushiness, plushness, resplendence, resplendency, richness, splendor, sumptuousness; artfulness, chic, polish, sophistication, taste, tastefulness; choiceness, classicism, dignity, exquisiteness, restraint, simplicity; affectedness, grandiosity, ostentation, ostentatiousness, pretentiousness, showiness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
coarseness, crudeness, flamboyance, flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, glitz, grotesqueness, grotesquerie ( grotesquery), kitsch, tastelessness, tawdriness, vulgarity
gracelessness, inelegance
class (noun)
7.
high position within society
SYNONIMS:
class, dignity, fashion, quality, standing, state
RELATED WORDS:
gentility, gentleness, nobility, nobleness; grandness, highness, loftiness; distinction, dominance, precedence, preeminence, primacy, superiority; caste, station, status; preferment
NEAR ANTONYMS:
debasement, degradation; subordinateness, subordination; baseness, commonness, inferiority, lowliness, lowness
class (verb)
to arrange or assign according to type
SYNONIMS:
assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, type
RELATED WORDS:
array, dispose, draw up, marshal ( marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog ( catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype
« Back to Dictionary

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This