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clas·sic

 (klăs′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Belonging to the highest rank or class.
b. Serving as the established model or standard: a classic example of colonial architecture.
c. Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.
2.
a. Adhering or conforming to established standards and principles: a classic piece of research.
b. Of a well-known type; typical: a classic mistake.
3. Of or characteristic of the literature, art, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome; classical.
4.
a. Formal, refined, and restrained in style.
b. Simple and harmonious; elegant: the classic cut of a suit; the classic lines of a clipper ship.
5. Having historical or literary associations: classic battlefields of the Civil War.
n.
1. An artist, author, or work generally considered to be of the highest rank or excellence, especially one of enduring significance.
2. A work recognized as definitive in its field.
3.
a. A literary work of ancient Greece or Rome.
b. classics The languages and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Used with the.
c. One that is of the highest rank or class: The car was a classic of automotive design.
4. A typical or traditional example.
5. Informal A superior or unusual example of its kind: The reason he gave for being late was a classic.
6. A traditional event, especially a major sporting event that is held annually: a golf classic.

classics

(ˈklæsɪks)
pl n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the classics a body of literature regarded as great or lasting, esp that of ancient Greece or Rome
2. (Education) the classics the ancient Greek and Latin languages
3. (Education) (functioning as singular) ancient Greek and Roman culture considered as a subject for academic study
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.classics - study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Romeclassics - study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
literary study - the humanistic study of literature
Translations
klasszika-filológia

classics

Classics [ˈklæsɪks] npl (study of ancient Greek and Roman)lettres fpl classiques

classics

n sing (Univ) → Altphilologie f

classics

[ˈklæsɪks] npl (Scol, Univ) → studi mpl umanistici
References in classic literature ?
Perkins would ask him to fix a day for his marriage; and he hated the attitude the head adopted towards classical literature.
At Mr Wackford Squeers's Academy, Dotheboys Hall, at the delightful village of Dotheboys, near Greta Bridge in Yorkshire, Youth are boarded, clothed, booked, furnished with pocket-money, provided with all necessaries, instructed in all languages living and dead, mathematics, orthography, geometry, astronomy, trigonometry, the use of the globes, algebra, single stick (if required), writing, arithmetic, fortification, and every other branch of classical literature.
The great strengths of Power's book are, first, his deep knowledge of the classical literature on which Fielding and his Scriblerian predecessors draw so heavily, and second, his immensely convincing and highly entertaining chapters on Tom Jones.
Gazebos have a long history and are featured in the classical literature of China and Persia.
For each, Giesecke pulls from botany, ancient medicine, and classical literature to introduce the plant's physical properties and medical uses.
Chloe said: "I am into classical literature and the passage from Captain Corelli's Mandolin is just really nice, it describes love in a nice way.
Tales of deception and fraud are recounted in 19 contributed chapters exploring not only the activities themselves in the context of classical literature but also the motives, means, and opportunities that surround these "crimes.
Speaking to Times of Oman, Rajesh Raman, founder of Roar Entertainment, said, "Our intention is to treat the Tamil speaking community in Muscat to an evening of Tamil classical literature and theatre.
95) tells of a breed of beast who are well dressed and interested in classical literature.
Highly stylized classical literature also developed in Tulu language.
The photo was inspired by classical literature, he said.

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