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Classa rank or position of society; a division into units in a school or college; in the United States, those students who enter college the same year; a number of persons with similar qualities or skills grouped together; a range of items or things graded according to quality.
class form grade year
A class is a group of pupils or students who are taught together.
In some British schools and in some American private schools, form is used instead of 'class'. Form is used especially with a number to refer to a particular class or age group.
In British English, a year is a set of students of a similar age, who started school at around the same time.
Past participle: classed
|Noun||1.||class - a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"|
grammatical category, syntactic category - (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
substitution class, paradigm - the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
brass family - (music) the family of brass instruments
violin family - (music) the family of bowed stringed instruments
woodwind family - (music) the family of woodwind instruments
stamp - a type or class; "more men of his stamp are needed"
sex - either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; "the war between the sexes"
declension - a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms; "the first declension in Latin"
conjugation - a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms
denomination - a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money; "he flashed a fistful of bills of large denominations"
histocompatibility complex - a family of fifty or more genes on the sixth human chromosome that code for proteins on the surfaces of cells and that play a role in the immune response
superphylum - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and below a class or subclass
|2.||class - a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"|
master class - a class (especially in music) given to talented students by an expert
|3.||class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"|
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
world, domain - people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
age class - people in the same age range
agriculture - the class of people engaged in growing food
sodality, brotherhood, fraternity - people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical fraternity"
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
labor, labour, proletariat, working class - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
booboisie - class consisting of all those who are considered boobs
peasantry - the class of peasants
demimonde - a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior
underworld - the criminal class
yeomanry - class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
caste - a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
caste - (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
class structure - the organization of classes within a society
ninja - a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations
firing line - the most advanced and responsible group in an activity; "the firing line is where the action is"
immigrant class - recent immigrants who are lumped together as a class by their low socioeconomic status in spite of different cultural backgrounds
center - politically moderate persons; centrists
old school - a class of people favoring traditional ideas
market - the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
craft, trade - people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
|4.||class - education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"|
didactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching - the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
coursework - work assigned to and done by a student during a course of study; usually it is evaluated as part of the student's grade in the course
adult education - a course (via lectures or correspondence) for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study
art class - a class in which you learn to draw or paint
childbirth-preparation class - a course that teaches pregnant women to use breathing and concentration and exercise techniques to use during labor
lesson - a unit of instruction; "he took driving lessons"
correspondence course - a course offered (by mail) by a correspondence school
course of lectures - a series of lectures dealing with a subject
directed study - a course of study that is supervised and controlled by a specialist in the subject; "he registered for directed study"; "he got credit for directed study"; "he did directed study"
extension course - a course offered as part of an extension service
home study - a course of study carried out at home rather than in a classroom
industrial arts - a course in the methods of using tools and machinery as taught in secondary schools and technical schools
propaedeutic, propaedeutics - a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
refresher course, refresher - a course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments
required course - a course that all students are required to take
seminar - a course offered for a small group of advanced students
shop class, shop - a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity); "I built a birdhouse in shop"
workshop - a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving
|5.||class - a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"|
|6.||class - a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"|
graduating class - the body of students who graduate together this year
senior class - final grade or class in high school or college
junior class - penultimate class in high school or college
sophomore class - the second class in a four-year college or high school
freshman class - the first class in college or high school
|7.||class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders|
class Cyanobacteria, class Cyanophyceae, Cyanophyceae - photosynthetic bacteria found in fresh and salt water, having chlorophyll a and phycobilins; once thought to be algae: blue-green algae
class Sarcodina, Sarcodina - characterized by the formation of pseudopods for locomotion and taking food: Actinopoda; Rhizopoda
Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
Infusoria, subclass Infusoria - in some recent classifications, coextensive with the Ciliata: minute organisms found in decomposing infusions of organic matter
Chrysophyceae, class Chrysophyceae, class Heterokontae, Heterokontae - all the yellow-green algae having flagella of unequal length
Bacillariophyceae, class Bacillariophyceae, class Diatomophyceae, Diatomophyceae - marine and freshwater eukaryotic algae: diatoms
Chlorophyceae, class Chlorophyceae - algae distinguished chiefly by having flagella and a clear green color, their chlorophyll being masked little if at all by other pigments
class Ulvophyceae, Ulvophyceae - alternative name for the class Chlorophyceae in some classifications
subclass Zoomastigina, Zoomastigina - in some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; holozoic or saprozoic flagellates
Phytomastigina, subclass Phytomastigina - plantlike flagellates containing chlorophyll; often considered unicellular algae
class Sporozoa, Sporozoa - strictly parasitic protozoans that are usually immobile; includes plasmodia and coccidia and piroplasms and malaria parasites
subclass Telosporidia, Telosporidia - parasitic sporozoans that form spores containing one or more infective sporozoites
Cnidosporidia, subclass Cnidosporidia - single-host parasites of lower vertebrates and invertebrates
class Thaliacea, Thaliacea - small class of free-swimming tunicates; sometimes classified as an order
Agnatha, superclass Agnatha - superclass of eel-shaped chordates lacking jaws and pelvic fins: lampreys; hagfishes; some extinct forms
Elasmobranchii, Selachii, subclass Elasmobranchii, subclass Selachii - sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates
Archaeornithes, subclass Archaeornithes - primitive reptile-like fossil birds of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous
|8.||class - elegance in dress or behavior; "she has a lot of class"|
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
|Verb||1.||class - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"|
catalogue, catalog - make an itemized list or catalog of; classify; "He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"
isolate - separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
refer - think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; "This plant can be referred to a known species"
reclassify - classify anew, change the previous classification; "The zoologists had to reclassify the mollusks after they found new species"
size - sort according to size
stereotype, pigeonhole, stamp - treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
group - arrange into a group or groups; "Can you group these shapes together?"
categorise, categorize - place into or assign to a category; "Children learn early on to categorize"
grade - determine the grade of or assign a grade to
"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" [Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto]
"There are but two families in the world as my grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots" [Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote]
"The rich man in his castle,"
"The poor man at his gate,"
"God made them, high or lowly,"
"And ordered their estate" [Cecil Frances Alexander All Things Bright and Beautiful]
the class of 82 → la promoción del 82
ruling/middle/working class → clase f dirigente/media/obrera
first class → primera clase f
lower classes → clase fsing baja
upper class → clase f alta
class of degree (Brit) (Univ) tipo de título universitario según la nota con que se ha obtenido
a good class (of) novel → una novela de buena calidad
it's just not in the same class → no se puede comparar
in a class of one's own → sin par or igual
it's in a class by itself → no tiene par or igual, es único en su género
class list N (Scol) → lista f de clase (Univ) → lista f de estudiantes aprobados para la licenciatura
class society N (Pol) → sociedad f formada por clases
class struggle N (Sociol) → lucha f de clases
class system N → sistema m de clases sociales
class teacher N (Brit) → tutor(a) m/f
class war(fare) N = class struggle
We're in the same class → Nous sommes dans la même classe.
to be in a class of one's own → être unique
to be in a class of its own → être unique
to be classed as sth (= regarded as) → être considéré(e) comme qch
to be a class act [player, performer] → être vraiment classe class action n (LAW) → recours m collectif en justiceclass background n (= social class) → milieu m socialclass conflict n → conflit m de classesclass-conscious [ˌklɑːsˈkɒnʃəs] adj