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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


Similarstandard


Antonymsnonstandard

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


SamplesClassic Cinese pottery.


Synonymsclassical


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


Domain categorybeaux arts, fine arts


Antonymsnonclassical

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


Antonymsnonclassical


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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