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English adjective: classic

1. classic of recognized authority or excellence

SamplesThe definitive work on Greece.
Classical methods of navigation.

Synonymsauthoritative, classical, definitive



2. classic of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

SamplesClassic Cinese pottery.


Similarclassic, classical, Graeco-Roman, Greco-Roman, Hellenic, neoclassic, neoclassical

Domain categorybeaux arts, fine arts


3. classic of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

SamplesClassical mythology.

Synonymsclassical, Graeco-Roman, Greco-Roman, Hellenic

Similarclassic, classical


English noun: classic

1. classic (artifact) a creation of the highest excellence

Broader (hypernym)creation

2. classic (person) an artist who has created classic works

Broader (hypernym)artist, creative person

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