Hypertext Webster Gateway: "class"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Class \Class\, v. i.
To grouped or classed.

The genus or famiky under which it classes. --Tatham.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Class \Class\ (kl[.a]s), n. [F. classe, fr. L. classis class,
collection, fleet; akin to Gr. klh^sis a calling, kalei^n to
call, E. claim, haul.]
1. A group of individuals ranked together as possessing
common characteristics; as, the different classes of
society; the educated class; the lower classes.

2. A number of students in a school or college, of the same
standing, or pursuing the same studies.

3. A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects,
grouped together on account of their common
characteristics, in any classification in natural science,
and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc.

4. A set; a kind or description, species or variety.

She had lost one class energies. --Macaulay.

5. (Methodist Church) One of the sections into which a church
or congregation is divided, and which is under the
supervision of a class leader.

{Class of a curve} (Math.), the kind of a curve as expressed
by the number of tangents that can be drawn from any point
to the curve. A circle is of the second class.

{Class meeting} (Methodist Church), a meeting of a class
under the charge of a class leader, for counsel and
relegious instruction.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Class \Class\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Classed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Classing}.] [Cf. F. classer. See {Class}, n.]
1. To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class;
as, to class words or passages.

Note: In scientific arrangement, to classify is used instead
of to class. --Dana.

2. To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or
place in, a class or classes.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: people having the same social or economic status; "the
working class"; "an emerging professional class" [syn: {social
class}, {socio-economic class}]
2: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning
classes are always sleepy" [syn: {form}, {grade}]
3: education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings;
"he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not
unknown in college classes" [syn: {course}, {course of
study}, {course of instruction}]
4: a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there
are two classes of detergents" [syn: {category}, {family}]
5: a body of students who graduate together: "the class of
'97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High" [syn: {year}]
6: a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D
for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
[syn: {division}]
7: (informal) elegance in dress or behavior; "she has a lot of
8: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
v : arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you
classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
[syn: {classify}, {sort}, {assort}, {sort out}, {separate}]

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