classnounuk /klɑːs/ us /klæs/
class noun (TEACHING GROUP)
- Sophie is way ahead of the other children in her class.
- She never paid attention in class and seemed to be in a permanent daydream.
- I think it's important to reduce class sizes in schools.
- We've started going to a keep-fit class at the sports centre.
- She's signed up for evening classes at the community college.
class noun (ECONOMIC GROUP)
- The upper classes usually send their children to expensive private schools.
- There is a widening gulf between the middle classes and the poorest sections of society.
- The upper middle class tend to go into business or the professions, becoming, for example, lawyers, doctors, or accountants.
- The working class usually reacts in a predictable way to government policies.
- In those days people were expected to marry someone from their own social class.
class noun (RANK)
- They always fly economy class.
- Because of the delay, we were offered seats in first class.
- I'd like you to send this for me first class, please.
- Most of the girls were good at drawing, but Jenny was in a class of her own.
- When it comes to cooking, Jane's in a different class to the rest of us.
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classverb [T]uk /klɑːs/ us /klæs/
classadjectiveuk /klɑːs/ us /klæs/ informal