class

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class is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
class

Pronunciation[change]


Noun[change]

Singular
class

Plural
classes

A class.
Biological classification levels.
  1. (countable & uncountable) A class is a time for learning.
    The history class is interesting.
    Class today will be about whole numbers.
    The number of students attending class is increasing.
    I'd better go. I've got a class to teach.
  2. (countable) A class is a group of students.
    They are my best class because they are always here on time.
    Class size is usually larger in high school.
  3. (countable & uncountable) Class is a good style or attitude.
    You could tell by here clothes that she was a woman of class.
  4. (countable & uncountable) A class is a group of members with similar characteristics.
  1. (countable & uncountable) A class is a group of people in a society with similar jobs, education, history, and money.
    They were both from the upper class and both knew the queen personally.
    We treat everyone the same regardless of race, class, sex, or age.
    The British class system doesn't work in Canada.
  2. (countable) Something's class is how good it is.
    She bought a first-class ticket because she wanted to have the best quality.
  3. (countable) (biology) An organism's class is its group: mammals, reptiles, insects, arachnids, etc.
  4. (countable) (grammar) A word's class is its syntactic group: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.
    Shall belongs to the class of words called "modal auxiliary verbs".

Related words[change]


Verb[change]

Plain form
class

Third-person singular
classs

Past tense
classed

Past participle
classed

Present participle
classing

  1. (transitive), (usually passive) If something is classed as a member of a group, it belongs to that group because of some characteristics shared by the group's members.
    Although it looks like a motorcycle, it is officially classed as a car.

Adjective[change]

Positive
class

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (usually before the noun) A class act is high quality .
    Most high school coaches are class individuals, and they should get our thanks.


Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adverb - determinative/determiner - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - subject - predicate - object - complement - modifier - adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses independent clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause