class /ˈklæs/ 名詞
類別; 分類 CLS
類 類別 級
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.
Class v. t. [imp. & p. p. Classed p. pr. & vb. n. Classing.]
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.
2. To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.
Class, v. i. To be grouped or classed.
The genus or family under which it classes. --Tatham.
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"
7: elegance in dress or behavior; "she has a lot of class"
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]