Definition of "class" [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)

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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,"