Meaning of CLASS in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ klɑ:s, klæs ]
( classes, classing, classed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
A class is a group of pupils or students who are taught together.
He had to spend about six months in a class with younger students...
Reducing class sizes should be a top priority.
A class is a course of teaching in a particular subject.
He acquired a law degree by taking classes at night...
I go to dance classes here in New York.
N-COUNT : oft n N
If you do something in class , you do it during a lesson in school.
There is lots of reading in class.
N-UNCOUNT : in N
The students in a school or university who finish their course in a particular year are often referred to as the class of that year.
These two members of Yale’s Class of ’57 never miss a reunion.
N-SING : N of date
Class refers to the division of people in a society into groups according to their social status.
...the relationship between social classes...
...the characteristics of the British class structure.
see also chattering classes , middle class , upper class , working class
A class of things is a group of them with similar characteristics.
...the division of the stars into six classes of brightness.
N-COUNT : usu N of n
If someone or something is classed as a particular thing, they are regarded as belonging to that group of things.
Since the birds inter-breed they cannot be classed as different species...
I class myself as an ordinary working person...
I would class my garden as medium in size...
Malaysia wants to send back refugees classed as economic migrants.
VERB : be V-ed as n / adj , V pron-refl as n , V n as adj / n , V-ed
If you say that someone or something has class , you mean that they are elegant and sophisticated. ( INFORMAL )
He’s got the same style off the pitch as he has on it–sheer class.
N-UNCOUNT [ approval ]
see also business class , first-class , second-class , third-class , top-class , world-class
If someone is in a class of their own , they have more of a particular skill or quality than anyone else. If something is in a class of its own , it is better than any other similar thing.
As a player, he was in a class of his own.
PHRASE : usu v-link PHR
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006