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third class

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

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
by third-class mail, transport, etc

third′ class′

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.


of the lowest class or quality; inferior.
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 ?
There remains but the third class, the superstitious.
"He can only claim to be acknowledged as a poet of the third class," says another great poet,*** "who now and then rises into the second, but speedily relapses into the lower element where he was born." And yet another has said that his poetry fills the great space through which our literature has moved from the time of Johnson to the time of Wordsworth.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Third class: 1 C Tallons 82-16-66; 2 J Waugh 88-21-67; 3= K Bryden 95-27-68 and P Burnett 86-18-68.
According to him, 18 monarchs were moved from third class to second-class status, while 55 had been graded to third class.