a group of words all of which are members of the same form class or part of speech.
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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Origin of word class
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby word class
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British Dictionary definitions for word class
linguistics a form class in which the members are wordsSee part of speech
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