- bearing the designation classified.
- available only to authorized persons.Compare classification(def 5).
Origin of classified
verb (used with object), clas·si·fied, clas·si·fy·ing.
Origin of classify
Synonyms for classify
Examples from the Web for classified
Contemporary Examples of classified
Schiff told The Daily Beast that he was given a classified briefing about the Sony attack from the intelligence community Friday.Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 20, 2014
This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
“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
November 13, 2014
One in five Pennsylvania inmates are classified as mentally ill.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On
November 10, 2014
But one day, scanning the classified ads in The Minneapolis Tribune, she saw a job opportunity that appealed to her.Gay Talese on Charlie Manson’s Home on the Range
October 31, 2014
Historical Examples of classified
These books are classified and so arranged as to be of immediate use.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The little Bechers were not classified, but their connection was apparent.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
She had irritated him then, for he had not yet classified her.Audrey Craven
To the college student life is not classified and systematized to a nicety.College Teaching
Here they are classified, and thus made to give us a right idea of their use.Sandwiches
Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for classify
"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