adjective Also classical (for defs 1–5, 8, 10).
Origin of classic
Related Words for classicsimple, usual, typical, vintage, representative, standard, prototype, paradigm, exemplar, time-honored, prototypical
Examples from the Web for classic
Contemporary Examples of classic
In the classic skillset of piloting, mental acuity, and its coordination with hand and foot movements, is equally vital.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
Monir is not interested in classic dances like tango or ballet.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread
January 2, 2015
And you though you knew everything about the Christmas classic.18 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Love Actually’
Amy Zimmerman, Marlow Stern
December 25, 2014
A glossary of what all those strange phrases in classic Christmas songs really mean.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)
December 24, 2014
Forget everything you assumed about the lives of classic musicians.‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Inside Amazon’s Brave New World of Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music
December 23, 2014
Historical Examples of classic
The loose, flowing robe of her daily wear is of classic grace and dignity.The Bacillus of Beauty
We get "inside of" any classic work of literature only by this spirit of surrender.Understanding the Scriptures
But it served her purpose as no classic mould would have done.Southern Lights and Shadows
Instead, I'd suggest that you give us a classic, say, every six months.
After this, let us hear no more of the sculptures of classic Greece.
- any of the five principal races for three-year-old horses in Britain, namely the One Thousand Guineas, Two Thousand Guineas, Derby, Oaks, and Saint Leger
- a race equivalent to any of these in other countries
Word Origin for classic
1610s, "of the highest class; approved as a model," from French classique (17c.), from Latin classicus "relating to the (highest) classes of the Roman people," hence, "superior," from classis (see class). Originally in English, "of the first class;" meaning "belonging to standard authors of Greek and Roman antiquity" is attested from 1620s.
"a Greek or Roman writer or work," 1711, from classic (adj.). So, by mid-19c., any work in any context held to have a similar quality or relationship. In classical Latin noun use of classicus meant "a Marine" (miles classicus) from the "military division" sense of classis.