Class

Definition of Class

Pronunciation: klås
n.1.A group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes.
2.A number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies.
3.A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects, grouped together on account of their common characteristics, in any classification in natural science, and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc.
4.A set; a kind or description, species or variety.
She had lost one class energies.
- Macaulay.
5.(Methodist Church) One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.
6.One session of formal instruction in which one or more teachers instruct a group on some subject. The class may be one of a course of classes, or a single special session.
7.A high degree of elegance, in dress or behavior; the quality of bearing oneself with dignity, grace, and social adeptness.
Class of a curve
(Math.) the kind of a curve as expressed by the number of tangents that can be drawn from any point to the curve. A circle is of the second class.
Class meeting
(Methodist Church) a meeting of a class under the charge of a class leader, for counsel and relegious instruction.
v. t.1.To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages.
[imp. & p. p. Classed (klåst); p. pr. & vb. n. Classing.]
2.To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.
v. i.1.To be grouped or classed.
The genus or family under which it classes.
- Tatham.
a.1.exhibiting refinement and high character; as, a class act. Opposite of low-class

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