Definition of "class" []

  • A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category. (noun)
  • A division based on quality, rank, or grade, as: (noun)
  • A grade of mail: a package sent third class. (noun)
  • A quality of accommodation on public transport: tourist class. (noun)
  • A social stratum whose members share certain economic, social, or cultural characteristics: the lower-income classes. (noun)
  • A collection or division of people or things sharing a common characteristic, attribute, quality, or property (noun)

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  • A group of persons sharing a similar social position and certain economic, political, and cultural characteristics (noun)
  • (in Marxist theory) a group of persons sharing the same relationship to the means of production (noun)
  • The pattern of divisions that exist within a society on the basis of rank, economic status, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A group of pupils or students who are taught and study together (noun)
  • A meeting of a group of students for tuition (noun)
  • A group of students who graduated in a specified year (noun)
  • A grade of attainment in a university honours degree (noun)
  • One of several standards of accommodation in public transport (noun)
  • Excellence or elegance, esp in dress, design, or behaviour (noun)
  • Outstanding speed and stamina in a racehorse (noun)
  • Any of the taxonomic groups into which a phylum is divided and which contains one or more orders. Amphibia, Reptilia, and Mammalia are three classes of phylum Chordata (noun)
  • To have or assign a place within a group, grade, or class (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "class" in a sentence
  • "Ministers, as a class, know less practically of human nature than any other _class_ of men."
  • "(Possibly events of the past year or two mark the beginning of the waning of the powers of monopolists, and of the partial transfer of those powers to a capitalistic middle class; but exploitation of _the working class_ continues under such new masters no less vigorously than before.)"
  • "Java里也有两个让初学者容易混淆的概念:nest class and inner class。 nest class就是static inner class,"