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English definition of “class”


noun (RANK)    /klɑːs/ US  /klæs/
A2 [C] a group into which goods, services, or people are put according to their standard: Whenever I travel by train, I always travel first class. first/second class mail a business/economy class ticket All the vegetables we sell are Class A. When it comes to mathematics, he's in a different class to his peers.Quality and standard [C] in the UK, the standard that someone has reached in their university degree: What class of degree did you get? He graduated with a second-class honours degree in physics.Marks and results be in a class of your own to be the best at a particular activity: As a long-distance runner, she's in a class of her own.Informal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good be in a class by itself/of its own to be something of such a high quality that nothing can be compared to itInformal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good be out of your class to be much better at doing something than you: I can't play chess with him. He's completely out of my class!Quality and standard
(Definition of class noun (RANK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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