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class

noun  /klæs/ us  

class noun (TEACHING GROUP)

[C] a group of students who are taught together at school, or a short period in which a particular subject is taught: She got in trouble for talking in class. [C] The class of a particular year is the group of students who will complete their studies that year: The class of 2003 is very large.

class noun (ECONOMIC GROUP)

[C/U] a group of people within a society who have the same economic and social position: [U] Most of us think of ourselves as middle class.

class noun (RANK)

[C] the ranking of goods and services or people’s skills according to what they provide or how good they are: Whenever I fly, I go business class. She’s a first-class teacher.

class noun (STYLE)

[U] the quality of being stylish or fashionable: She dresses with a lot of class.

class noun (BIOLOGY)

classy
adjective  /ˈklæs·i/ us  
He drives a very classy car.

class

verb [T]  /klæs/ us  

class verb [T] (RANK)

to rank: I would class her with the best American violinists.
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