part of speech: noun

definition 1: a group of people or things that are similar in certain ways.

  • Of all the classes of books, my favorite is fantasy.

synonyms: category, form, group, kind, sort, type

definition 2: a group or division that is based on quality.

  • That dealer sells a better class of cars.

definition 3: a group of people who have a similar way of life and position in society.

  • Many members of the upper class live in large, fancy houses.

definition 4: all of the students who graduate in the same year.

  • My brother was in the class of 1997.

definition 5: a group of students who meet together to learn in school.

  • Everyone in Frank’s English class took a test today.

definition 6: a set of lessons for a group of students in a particular subject, or one lesson of such a set.

  • Math class is at one o’clock every day.
  • My mom loves the computer class she’s taking at the college in the evenings.

definition 7: a large grouping or division of living beings in biology.

  • Tigers and sloths belong to the class of mammals.


part of speech: verb

inflections: classes, classing, classed

definition: to group into a class; classify.

  • Our librarian classed the books by author.

synonyms: classify

Word Builder: class +

classmate: a person who is in the same class as you.
classroom: a room in a school where a class meets.