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A classic example of something has all the features or characteristics that you expect something of its kind to have.
Classic is also used to describe films or books that are judged to be of very high quality.
A classic is a book that is well-known and thought to be of a high literary standard.
Classics is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, especially their languages, literature, and philosophy.
Classical music is music written by composers such as Mozart and Beethoven. Music of this kind is often complex in form, and is considered by many people to have lasting value.
Classical is also used to refer to things connected with ancient Greek or Roman civilization.
|Noun||1.||classic - a creation of the highest excellence|
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
|2.||classic - an artist who has created classic works|
|Adj.||1.||classic - of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"|
standard - established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism"
|2.||classic - of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture; "classic Cinese pottery"|
|3.||classic - of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures; "classical mythology"; "classical|
masterly poor, modern, terrible, inferior, second-rate
"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read" [Mark Twain]
"Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race" [Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer]
she was dressed in a classic black suit → vestía un clásico traje de chaqueta negro
it was classic → fue genial
the film "Casablanca" produced some classic lines → la película "Casablanca" nos dejó varias frases memorables
the president came out with a classic line → el presidente salió con una frase de las que hacen época