- bearing the designation classified.
- available only to authorized persons.Compare classification(def 5).
Definition for classified (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), clas·si·fied, clas·si·fy·ing.
Examples from the Web for classified
Schiff told The Daily Beast that he was given a classified briefing about the Sony attack from the intelligence community Friday.
This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.
“Those are areas that we should probably get into in a classified hearing,” the defense secretary said.The Pentagon Is Officially Clueless About the ISIS War|Tim Mak|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One in five Pennsylvania inmates are classified as mentally ill.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But one day, scanning the classified ads in The Minneapolis Tribune, she saw a job opportunity that appealed to her.
If classified according to their subjects, they fall naturally into six groups.
Adverbs may be classified in two ways: according to the meaning of the words; according to their use in the sentence.An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
This includes many who have been classified upon the suggestion of the Postmaster-General.Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland
First: the permanent detention and segregation of all who are classified as feeble-minded.London's Underworld|Thomas Holmes
It must also be evident that the whole piece of literature will best be classified by discovering the purpose of the author.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for classified (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for classified (2 of 2)
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for classify
Word Origin and History for classified (1 of 2)
"arranged in classes," 1828, past participle adjective from classify. Meaning "secret" (of government information) is from 1941, American English. Classifieds (n.) "newspaper advertisements arranged by classes," 1913, is short for classified advertisements