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English noun: class

1. class (group) a collection of things sharing a common attribute

SamplesThere are two classes of detergents.

Synonymscategory, family

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)brass family, conjugation, declension, denomination, grammatical category, histocompatibility complex, paradigm, sex, stamp, substitution class, syntactic category, violin family, woodwind family

Member holonymsuperphylum

2. class (group) a body of students who are taught together

SamplesEarly morning classes are always sleepy.

Synonymscourse, form, grade

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

Narrower (hyponym)discussion section, master class, section

3. class (group) people having the same social, economic, or educational status

SamplesThe working class.
An emerging professional class.

Synonymssocial class, socio-economic class, stratum

Broader (hypernym)people

Narrower (hyponym)age class, agriculture, booboisie, bourgeoisie, brotherhood, caste, caste, center, commonality, commonalty, commons, craft, demimonde, domain, estate, estate of the realm, fair sex, firing line, fraternity, immigrant class, labor, labour, lower class, market, middle class, ninja, old school, peasantry, proletariat, sodality, the three estates, trade, underclass, underworld, upper class, upper crust, woman, womanhood, working class, world, yeomanry

Part meronymsociety

Member meronymclass structure

4. class (act) education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

SamplesHe took a course in basket weaving.
Flirting is not unknown in college classes.

Synonymscourse, course of instruction, course of study

Broader (hypernym)didactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching

Narrower (hyponym)adult education, art class, childbirth-preparation class, correspondence course, course of lectures, directed study, elective, elective course, extension course, home study, industrial arts, orientation, orientation course, propaedeutic, propaedeutics, refresher, refresher course, required course, seminar, shop, shop class, workshop

Part holonymclass period, course session, coursework, lecture, lecturing, lesson, recitation

5. class (group) a league ranked by quality

SamplesHe played baseball in class D for two years.
Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA.


Broader (hypernym)conference, league

6. class (group) a body of students who graduate together

SamplesThe class of '97.
She was in my year at Hoehandle High.


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

Narrower (hyponym)freshman class, graduating class, junior class, senior class, sophomore class

7. class (group) (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

Broader (hypernym)taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Narrower (hyponym)Acnidosporidia, Acrasiomycetes, Actinopoda, Actinozoa, Agnatha, Alismatidae, amphibia, Amphineura, Anapsida, Angiospermae, Anthoceropsida, Anthophyta, Anthozoa, Aphasmidia, Arachnida, Archaeornithes, Archiannelida, Archosauria, Arecidae, Ascidiaceae, Ascomycetes, Asteridae, Asteroidea, Aves, Bacillariophyceae, Basidiomycetes, Bivalvia, Branchiopoda, Bryopsida, Caryophyllidae, Cephalopoda, Cestoda, Channidae, Charophyceae, Chelicerata, Chilopoda, Chlorophyceae, Chondrichthyes, Chrysophyceae, Chytridiomycetes, Ciliata, Ciliophora, Cirripedia, class Acrasiomycetes, class Actinozoa, class Amphibia, class Angiospermae, class Anthoceropsida, class Anthozoa, class Aphasmidia, class Arachnida, class Archiannelida, class Ascidiaceae, class Ascomycetes, class Asteroidea, class Aves, class Bacillariophyceae, class Basidiomycetes, class Bivalvia, class Bryopsida, class Cephalopoda, class Cestoda, class Channidae, class Charophyceae, class Chilopoda, class Chlorophyceae, class Chondrichthyes, class Chrysophyceae, class Chytridiomycetes, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora, class Coniferopsida, class Crinoidea, class Crustacea, class Cryptophyceae, class Cyanobacteria, class Cyanophyceae, class Cycadopsida, class Cyclosporeae, class Deuteromycetes, class Diatomophyceae, class Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledones, class Diplopoda, class Echinoidea, class Equisetatae, class Euglenophyceae, class Eumycetes, class Filicinae, class Filicopsida, class Flagellata, class Gasteromycetes, class Gasteropoda, class Gastromycetes, class Gastropoda, class Ginkgophytina, class Ginkgopsida, class Gnetopsida, class Gymnospermae, class Hemiascomycetes, class Hepaticae, class Hepaticopsida, class Heterokontae, class Hexapoda, class Hirudinea, class Holothuroidea, class Hyalospongiae, class Hydrozoa, class Hymenomycetes, class Insecta, class Lamellibranchia, class Larvacea, class Liliopsida, class Lycopodiate, class Lycopodineae, class Lycopsida, class Magnoliopsida, class Mammalia, class Mastigophora, class Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledones, class Musci, class Myriapoda, class Myxomycetes, class Nuda, class Oligochaeta, class Onychophora, class Oomycetes, class Ophiuroidea, class Osteichthyes, class Pauropoda, class Pelecypoda, class Phaeophyceae, class Phasmidia, class Pinopsida, class Placodermi, class Plectomycetes, class Polychaeta, class Polyplacophora, class Psilopsida, class Psilotatae, class Pteridospermopsida, class Pyrenomycetes, class Reptilia, class Rhodophyceae, class Sarcodina, class Scaphopoda, class Schizomycetes, class Scyphozoa, class Sphenopsida, class Sporozoa, class Symphyla, class Tardigrada, class Taxopsida, class Tentaculata, class Thaliacea, class Tiliomycetes, class Trematoda, class Turbellaria, class Ulvophyceae, class Xanthophyceae, class Zygomycetes, Cnidosporidia, Commelinidae, Coniferophyta, Coniferophytina, Coniferopsida, Copepoda, Crinoidea, Crossopterygii, Crustacea, Cryptophyceae, Cyanophyceae, Cycadophyta, Cycadophytina, Cycadopsida, Cyclosporeae, Deuteromycetes, Diatomophyceae, Dibranchia, Dibranchiata, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Dilleniidae, Diplopoda, Dipnoi, Discomycetes, division Anthophyta, division Gymnospermophyta, division Magnoliophyta, Echinoidea, Elasmobranchii, Entomostraca, Equisetatae, Euascomycetes, Euglenophyceae, Eumycetes, Euryalida, Eutheria, Exopterygota, Filicinae, Filicopsida, Flagellata, Gasteromycetes, Gasteropoda, Gastromycetes, Gastropoda, Ginkgophytina, Ginkgopsida, Gnathostomata, Gnetophyta, Gnetophytina, Gnetopsida, Gymnospermae, Gymnospermophyta, Hamamelidae, Hemiascomycetes, Hemimetabola, Hepaticae, Hepaticopsida, Heterobasidiomycetes, Heterokontae, Hexapoda, Hirudinea, Holocephali, Holothuroidea, Hominoidea, Homobasidiomycetes, Hyalospongiae, Hydrozoa, Hymenomycetes, Infusoria, Insecta, Lamellibranchia, Larvacea, Lepidosauria, Liliidae, Liliopsida, Lycopodiate, Lycopodineae, Lycopsida, Magnoliidae, Magnoliophyta, Magnoliopsida, Malacostraca, Mammalia, Mastigophora, Metatheria, Monocotyledonae, Monocotyledones, Musci, Myriapoda, Myxomycetes, Nuda, Oligochaeta, Onychophora, Oomycetes, Ophiurida, Ophiuroidea, Opisthobranchia, Osteichthyes, Ostracoda, Pantotheria, Pauropoda, Phaeophyceae, Phasmidia, Phytomastigina, Pinophytina, Pinopsida, Placodermi, Plectomycetes, Polychaeta, Polyplacophora, Prototheria, Psilopsida, Psilotatae, Pteridospermopsida, Pyrenomycetes, ranalian complex, Reptilia, Rhizopoda, Rhodophyceae, Rosidae, Sarcodina, Scaphopoda, Schizomycetes, Scyphozoa, Selachii, Sphenopsida, Sporozoa, subclass Acnidosporidia, subclass Actinopoda, subclass Alismatidae, subclass Amphineura, subclass Anapsida, subclass Archaeornithes, subclass Archosauria, subclass Arecidae, subclass Asteridae, subclass Branchiopoda, subclass Caryophyllidae, subclass Cirripedia, subclass Cnidosporidia, subclass Commelinidae, subclass Copepoda, subclass Crossopterygii, subclass Dibranchia, subclass Dibranchiata, subclass Dilleniidae, subclass Dipnoi, subclass Discomycetes, subclass Elasmobranchii, subclass Entomostraca, subclass Euascomycetes, subclass Euryalida, subclass Eutheria, subclass Exopterygota, subclass Hamamelidae, subclass Heterobasidiomycetes, subclass Holocephali, subclass Homobasidiomycetes, subclass Infusoria, subclass Lepidosauria, subclass Liliidae, subclass Magnoliidae, subclass Malacostraca, subclass Metatheria, subclass Ophiurida, subclass Opisthobranchia, subclass Ostracoda, subclass Pantotheria, subclass Phytomastigina, subclass Prototheria, subclass Rhizopoda, subclass Rosidae, subclass Selachii, subclass Synapsida, subclass Teleostei, subclass Telosporidia, subclass Zoomastigina, subdivision Coniferophytina, subdivision Cycadophyta, subdivision Cycadophytina, subdivision Ginkgophyta, subdivision Ginkgophytina, subdivision Gnetophytina, subdivision Pinophytina, subdivision Taxophytina, superclass Agnatha, superclass Chelicerata, superclass Gnathostomata, superclass Myriapoda, superfamily Hominoidea, Symphyla, Synapsida, Tardigrada, Taxophytina, Taxopsida, Teleostei, Telosporidia, Tentaculata, Thaliacea, Tiliomycetes, Trematoda, Turbellaria, Ulvophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Zoomastigina, Zygomycetes

Member holonymorder

Member meronymphylum

Domain categorybiological science, biology

8. class (attribute) elegance in dress or behavior

SamplesShe has a lot of class.

Broader (hypernym)elegance

Domain usagecolloquialism

English verb: class

1. class (cognition) arrange or order by classes or categories

SamplesHow would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?.

Synonymsassort, classify, separate, sort, sort out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)categorise, categorize

Narrower (hyponym)catalog, catalogue, count, dichotomise, dichotomize, grade, group, isolate, number, pigeonhole, reclassify, refer, size, stamp, stereotype, unitise, unitize


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