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Paul Bryant

Meaning of "class" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CLASS

From Latin classis class, rank, fleet; related to Latin calāre to summon.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CLASS

class  [klɑːs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLASS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Class is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb class in English.

WHAT DOES CLASS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of class in the English dictionary

The first definition of class in the dictionary is a collection or division of people or things sharing a common characteristic, attribute, quality, or property. Other definition of class is a group of persons sharing a similar social position and certain economic, political, and cultural characteristics. Class is also a group of persons sharing the same relationship to the means of production.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CLASS

PRESENT

Present
I class
you class
he/she/it classes
we class
you class
they class
Present continuous
I am classing
you are classing
he/she/it is classing
we are classing
you are classing
they are classing
Present perfect
I have classed
you have classed
he/she/it has classed
we have classed
you have classed
they have classed
Present perfect continuous
I have been classing
you have been classing
he/she/it has been classing
we have been classing
you have been classing
they have been classing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I classed
you classed
he/she/it classed
we classed
you classed
they classed
Past continuous
I was classing
you were classing
he/she/it was classing
we were classing
you were classing
they were classing
Past perfect
I had classed
you had classed
he/she/it had classed
we had classed
you had classed
they had classed
Past perfect continuous
I had been classing
you had been classing
he/she/it had been classing
we had been classing
you had been classing
they had been classing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will class
you will class
he/she/it will class
we will class
you will class
they will class
Future continuous
I will be classing
you will be classing
he/she/it will be classing
we will be classing
you will be classing
they will be classing
Future perfect
I will have classed
you will have classed
he/she/it will have classed
we will have classed
you will have classed
they will have classed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been classing
you will have been classing
he/she/it will have been classing
we will have been classing
you will have been classing
they will have been classing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would class
you would class
he/she/it would class
we would class
you would class
they would class
Conditional continuous
I would be classing
you would be classing
he/she/it would be classing
we would be classing
you would be classing
they would be classing
Conditional perfect
I would have class
you would have class
he/she/it would have class
we would have class
you would have class
they would have class
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been classing
you would have been classing
he/she/it would have been classing
we would have been classing
you would have been classing
they would have been classing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you class
we let´s class
you class
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to class
Past participle
classed
Present Participle
classing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLASS


eyeglass
ˈaɪˌɡlɑːs
fiberglass
ˈfaɪbəɡlɑːs
fibreglass
ˈfaɪbəˌɡlɑːs
first-class
ˈfɜːstˌklɑːs
glass
ɡlɑːs
hourglass
ˈaʊəˌɡlɑːs
looking-glass
ˈlʊkɪŋɡlɑːs
masterclass
ˈmɑːstəˌklɑːs
middle-class
ˈmɪdəl klɑːs
outclass
ˌaʊtˈklɑːs
Plexiglas
ˈplɛksɪˌɡlɑːs
plexiglass
ˈplɛksɪˌɡlɑːs
second-class
ˌsɛkəndˈklɑːs
subclass
ˈsʌbˌklɑːs
sunglass
ˈsʌnˌɡlɑːs
top-class
ˈtɒpˈklɑːs
upper-class
ˌˈʌpəˈklɑːs
working-class
ˌwɜːkɪŋˈklɑːs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLASS

claspers
class A drug
class act
class action
class B drug
class background
class bias
class C drug
class conflict
class consciousness
class distinction
class interval
class list
class mark
class number
class president
class rank
class roll
class society
class struggle

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLASS

business class
club class
cutlass
first class
form class
frosted glass
gym class
high-class
lass
looking glass
magnifying glass
master class
middle class
second class
stained glass
standard class
upper class
wine glass
working class
world-class

Synonyms and antonyms of class in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CLASS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «class» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of class

Translation of «class» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLASS

Find out the translation of class to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of class from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «class» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

年级
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

clase
570 millions of speakers

English

class
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्लास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فَصْل مَدْرَسِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

класс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

classe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্রেণী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

classe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klasse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

分類
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

계급
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kelas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lớp học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வர்க்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वर्ग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sınıf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

classe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klasa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клас
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clasă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τάξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

klass
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klasse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of class

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLASS»

The term «class» is very widely used and occupies the 1.147 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of class
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «class».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLASS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «class» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «class» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about class

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CLASS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word class.
1
Sade Adu
There isn't a class structure in Nigeria; there's a tribal structure and prestige as far as money is concerned.
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Dianna Agron
My goal has always been not to look forward to the next thing, but to relish and celebrate the successes I have at the moment. Whether it's landing a part in a student film or having a good day in acting class, I never discredit anything.
3
Angela Ahrendts
In China, you've got six people buying for one child. But the thing is, you've got the largest rising upper-middle class in the world.
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Lynda Barry
In my writing class, we never, ever talk about the writing - ever. We never address a story that's been read. I also won't let anyone look at the person who's reading. No eye contact; everybody has to draw a spiral. And I would like to do a drawing class where we could talk about anything except for the drawing. No one could even mention it.
5
Louise Bogan
The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
6
Dave Brat
I am running to fix the economy, restore the constitutional system of checks and balances and to end this game of crony capitalism by the ruling class in Washington.
7
H. Rap Brown
They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle class or you're lower class.
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Paul Bryant
Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
9
William F. Buckley, Jr.
The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar.
10
James MacGregor Burns
A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLASS»

Discover the use of class in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to class and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Class: A Guide Through the American Status System
This book describes the living-room artifacts, clothing styles, and intellectual proclivities of American classes from top to bottom
Paul Fussell, 1992
2
Class
CLASS IS DEAD! Or so everyone claims. Who better to refute this than Jilly Cooper! Describing herself as 'upper middle class', Jilly claims that snobbery is very much alive and thriving! Meet her hilarious characters!
Jilly Cooper, 2010
3
Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
This updated edition includes a new chapter exploring the causes and consequences of the UK riots in the summer of 2011.
Owen Jones, 2012
4
Being Middle-class in India: A Way of Life
This book looks at Indian middle-class lifestyles through a number of case studies, ranging from a historical account detailing the making of a savvy middle-class consumer in the late colonial period, to saving clubs among women in ...
Henrike Donner, 2012
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Women, Race, & Class
A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.
Angela Y. Davis, 2011
6
Approaches to Class Analysis
This 2005 book explores the theoretical foundations of six major perspectives of class with each chapter written by an expert in the field.
Erik Olin Wright, 2005
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The Rise of the Creative Class: Revisited
Argues that the social changes of the past few decades have occurred by choice rather than involuntarily, citing the rise of a new creative social class that derives its identity and values from its roles as purveyors of creativity and ...
Richard L. Florida, 2012
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Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive ...
We owe it to them to make sure this book isn't merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation." —Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education "A brilliant teacher, Christensen ...
Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, Michael B. Horn, 2010
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Class
Furthermore, feminism has now brought into question the whole concept of a class identity. Can class explain the present? Did it ever provide an adequate explanation of the past? How did concepts of class develop?
Patrick Joyce, 1995
10
New Class Society: Goodbye American Dream?
This third edition extends the authors' distributional model of class analysis and class-based power networks model developed in earlier editions.
Robert Perrucci, Earl Wysong, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLASS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term class is used in the context of the following news items.
1
I Took Rutgers' Beyoncé Course: A Master Class in Pop & Black …
As the first class began, an ambitious few raised their hands, responding to an introductory lecture from their tattooed instructor, Kevin Allred. «Jezebel, Jul 15»
2
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a technological tour de force [w …
If there's a theme to the next Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it's technology stuff. No "and," no hashtag. Just technology stuff. The car is so loaded with ... «Autoblog, Jul 15»
3
Year Round Class Starts Tuesday for Wake County Schools
CARY-- As year round students at Turner Creek Elementary in Cary head back to class, the shape of the classroom remains uncertain as state ... «TWC News, Jul 15»
4
Emergency Budget: George Osborne to cut taxes for middle class
Middle class families will be given a tax cut by the chancellor today as George Osborne uses his Budget to accelerate plans to raise the 40p ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Yosemite Rock Fall Changes Face of World-Class Climb
A massive sheet of rock fell from the vertical face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, making one of the most popular routes attempted by ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
6
Materials science master class
Imagine cellist Yo-Yo Ma holding a master class for a dozen students with another few dozen observing, Carter suggests. "Yo-Yo Ma might play ... «MIT News, Jul 15»
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UND MEN'S HOCKEY: UND announces freshman class
“It's a very big class,” Berry said. “We're very excited about having all 10 of them come in. Each player brings something a little different to the ... «Grand Forks Herald, Jul 15»
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Shenzhen to Shanghai passengers arrested for protesting delay in …
Three passengers are in trouble with the law after they claimed business class seats and refused to leave amid a three-hour flight delay in ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Thousands enroll in ASU's first free, public online class
A new free, public online class from Arizona State University can up your skills in skepticism, "BS detection," fact-checking your friends and not ... «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
10
Get a Glimpse of What It's Like Inside Nichelle's Insane Class at …
Watch the above clip to see what it's like to be inside Nichelle's crazy class! If you love the world of exercise, especially spinning, or are ... «E! Online, Jul 15»

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