verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Definition for classes (2 of 2)
noun, plural clas·ses [klas-eez] /ˈklæs iz/. (in certain Reformed churches)
Origin of classis
Examples from the Web for classes
But news of the classes is spread mainly by word of mouth, and participants bring along their friends and families.
Many dance instructors register their classes at gyms and teach women or men (separately) under the name of aerobics.
The summer before classes began, she decided to take a few sets of pictures with her friends.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was no teacher, and he lacked the tact required in getting along with his classes.
But she says students also have strong motivators to keep up with the classes.
No one of the members of these four classes is known to possess vibratile cilia.Marvels of Pond-life|Henry J. Slack
The other two classes in this department include quite a number of our young married people.Seven Graded Sunday Schools|Various
The college of St. Aloysius was immediately begun and opened its classes with 150 students.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
There are five classes of teachers in the elementary schools, the lowest being the fifth.History of Education|Levi Seeley
And not man alone, but the principal events of life, fall into classes by types.The Human Comedy|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for classes (1 of 2)
- the pattern of divisions that exist within a society on the basis of rank, economic status, etc
- (as modifier)the class struggle; class distinctions
- a group of pupils or students who are taught and study together
- a meeting of a group of students for tuition
- informal excellence or elegance, esp in dress, design, or behaviourthat girl's got class
- (as modifier)a class act
- outstanding speed and stamina in a racehorse
- (as modifier)the class horse in the race
- another name for set 2 (def. 3)
- proper class a class which cannot itself be a member of other classes
Derived forms of classclassable, adjectiveclasser, noun
Word Origin for class
British Dictionary definitions for classes (2 of 2)
noun plural classes (ˈklæsiːz) (in some Reformed Churches)
Word Origin for classis
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Cultural definitions for classes (1 of 2)
A group of people sharing the same social, economic, or occupational status. The term class usually implies a social and economic hierarchy, in which those of higher class standing have greater status, privilege, prestige, and authority. Western societies have traditionally been divided into three classes: the upper or leisure class, the middle class (bourgeoisie), and the lower or working class. For Marxists, the significant classes are the bourgeoisie and the proletariat (see also proletariat).
Cultural definitions for classes (2 of 2)
notes for class
Idioms and Phrases with classes
see cut class.