third class


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third class

n.
Accommodations, as on a ship or train, that are of the third and usually lowest order of luxury and price.

third′-class′ adj.
third′ class′ adv.

third class

n
the class or grade next in value, quality, etc, to the second
adj (third-class when prenominal)
1. of the class or grade next in value, quality, etc, to the second
2. (Commerce) of or denoting the class of accommodation in a hotel, on a ship, etc, next in quality and price to the second: usually the cheapest
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US and Canada) of or relating to a class of mail consisting largely of unsealed printed matter
4. (Education) Brit See third8
adv
by third-class mail, transport, etc

third′ class′


n.
1. the class, grade, or rank immediately below the second.
2. the least costly class of accommodations, as on trains. Compare tourist class.
3. (in the U.S. Postal Service) the class of mail consisting of merchandise weighing up to 16 ounces, and printed material not sealed against postal inspection.
[1835–45]

third′-class′



adj.
of the lowest class or quality; inferior.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.third class - mail consisting of printed matter qualifying for reduced postal rates
mail - the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
junk mail - third-class mail consisting of advertising and often addressed to `resident' or `occupant'
2.third class - inexpensive accommodations on a ship or trainthird class - inexpensive accommodations on a ship or train
accommodation - living quarters provided for public convenience; "overnight accommodations are available"
References in classic literature ?
And would you not recognize a third class, such as gymnastic, and the care of the sick, and the physician's art; also the various ways of money-making--these do us good but we regard them as disagreeable; and no one would choose them for their own sakes, but only for the sake of some reward or result which flows from them?
There remains but the third class, the superstitious.
A third class of historians- the so-called historians of culture- following the path laid down by the universal historians who sometimes accept writers and ladies as forces producing events- again take that force to be something quite different.
The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.
The powers included in the THIRD class are those which provide for the harmony and proper intercourse among the States.
A third class within this category is that of affective qualities and affections.
Some were able-bodied, but inexpert; others were expert, but lazy; while a third class were expert and willing, but totally worn out, being broken-down veterans, incapable of toil.
I should like to see him clapped down in a third class carriage on the Underground, and asked to give the trades of all his fellow-travellers.
We come now to our third class of Fringing-reefs, which will require a very short notice.
It is only ninety versts from us to the railway and we have come to an agreement with a driver we know, so as to be in readiness; and from there Dounia and I can travel quite comfortably third class.
A third class live above the beauty of the symbol to the beauty of the thing signified; these are wise men.
The residents who [are] occupying land that does not belong to them will be taken to third class to Pakuau area that take over 2000 households," the secretary of Bor county land authority, Mayol Pach, said.