Meaning of CLASS in English

I. ˈklas noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: French classe, from Latin classis group called to military service, fleet, class; perhaps akin to Latin calare to call — more at low

Date: 1602


a. : a body of students meeting regularly to study the same subject

b. : the period during which such a body meets

c. : a course of instruction

d. : a body of students or alumni whose year of graduation is the same


a. : a group sharing the same economic or social status

the working class

b. : social rank ; especially : high social rank

c. : high quality : elegance

a hotel with class

3. : a group, set, or kind sharing common attributes: as

a. : a major category in biological taxonomy ranking above the order and below the phylum or division

b. : a collection of adjacent and discrete or continuous values of a random variable

c. : set 21

4. : a division or rating based on grade or quality

5. : the best of its kind

the class of the league

6. : a data type in object-oriented programming that consists of a group of objects with the same properties and behaviors and that is arranged in a hierarchy with other such data types — compare object

II. transitive verb

Date: 1705

: classify

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.