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1925's 'The Lost World' is... really, everything a dinosaur movie should be. Like a dinosaur, this classic was once extinct too, existing as mere fragmentary footage and stills, but cinemaphile fossil-hunters have painstakingly excavated bits and pieces from obscure archives and assembled them into a nearly-complete animal.
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Meaning of "classic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CLASSIC

From Latin classicus of the first rank, from classis division, rank, class.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CLASSIC

classic  [ˈklæsɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLASSIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Classic can act as a noun and an adjective.
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 adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CLASSIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Classic

A classic is an outstanding example of a particular style, something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality. The word can be an adjective or a noun. It denotes a particular quality in art, architecture, literature, design, technology, or other cultural artifacts. In commerce, products are named 'classic' to denote a long standing popular version or model, to distinguish it from a newer variety. Classic is used to describe many major, long-standing sporting events. Colloquially, an everyday occurrence may be described as 'an absolute classic'. "Classic" should not be confused with classical, which refers specifically to certain cultural styles, especially in music and architecture: styles generally taking inspiration from the Classical tradition, hence classicism.

Definition of classic in the English dictionary

The first definition of classic in the dictionary is of the highest class, esp in art or literature. Other definition of classic is serving as a standard or model of its kind; definitive. Classic is also adhering to an established set of rules or principles in the arts or sciences.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLASSIC


anthracic
ænˈθræsɪk
boracic
bəˈræsɪk
cardiothoracic
ˌkɑːdɪəʊθɔːˈræsɪk
intrathoracic
ˌɪntrəθəˈræsɪk
Jurassic
dʒʊˈræsɪk
Liassic
laɪˈæsɪk
mesothoracic
ˌmɛsəʊθɔːˈræsɪk
metathoracic
ˌmɛtəθɔːˈræsɪk
neoclassic
ˌniːəʊˈklæsɪk
osteomalacic
ˌɒstɪəʊməˈlæsɪk
postclassic
ˌpəʊstˈklæsɪk
potassic
pəˈtæsɪk
prothoracic
ˌprəʊθɔːˈræsɪk
pseudoclassic
ˌsjuːdəʊˈklæsɪk
sebacic
sɪˈbæsɪk
semiclassic
ˌsɛmɪˈklæsɪk
thalassic
θəˈlæsɪk
thoracic
θɔːˈræsɪk
transthoracic
ˌtrænzθəˈræsɪk
Triassic
traɪˈæsɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLASSIC

classible
classic blues
classic car
classical
classical college
classical conditioning
classical music
classical probability
Classical school
classicalism
classicalist
classicality
classically
classicalness
classicise
classicism
classicist
classicistic
classicize
classico

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLASSIC

basic
Circassic
classical music
country music
dance music
diglossic
electronic music
forensic
gneissic
House music
intrinsic
isoglossic
music
pop music
rock music
sheet music
sic
the Jurassic
the Triassic
world music

Synonyms and antonyms of classic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CLASSIC»

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

Translation of «classic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLASSIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

经典的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

clásico
570 millions of speakers

English

classic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्लासिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَلاسِيكيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

классический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

clássico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সর্বোত্তম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

classique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Klasik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

klassisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

典型的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전형적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Klasik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kinh điển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிளாசிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्लासिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

klasik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

classico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klasyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

взірцевий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clasic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλασικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klassieke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

klassisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klassisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of classic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLASSIC»

The term «classic» is very widely used and occupies the 1.502 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLASSIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «CLASSIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word classic.
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Mose Allison
My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
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Barbara Amiel
I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people.
3
Ian Anderson
We do hear perhaps too many accolades generally aimed at people like Steve Jobs. We have to remember that there are other classic things in life that we undervalue and take them for granted. If you think of the classic lines of the modern jet aircraft, it's really been there since early World War II.
4
Phil Anselmo
I went from being a kid-kid, listen to everything from The Beatles through Kiss, Peter Frampton, Jethro Tull classic rock, classic stuff into immediately, it seemed like, Iron Maiden and stuff like that. The first Iron Maiden record and then, obviously, the first Metallica record.
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Kage Baker
1925's 'The Lost World' is... really, everything a dinosaur movie should be. Like a dinosaur, this classic was once extinct too, existing as mere fragmentary footage and stills, but cinemaphile fossil-hunters have painstakingly excavated bits and pieces from obscure archives and assembled them into a nearly-complete animal.
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Chris Bangle
The old 7 Series, the E38, was an elegant car, an evolution of the classic BMW look. But it wasn't penetrating the luxury market as we desired. It just didn't have the presence to be noticed.
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Nate Berkus
You can change the feel of your sofa by adding a thick, cozy throw and playing a couple of classic pillows off a more Moroccan-inspired one.
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Jo Beverley
I wouldn't like to live in a castle now, but I'd enjoy a visit to Restormel in Cornwall in its 13th century prime. It's a circular castle with the rooms built against the outer walls and quite intimate in size. Life there wouldn't follow the pattern of more classic castle design.
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Sherwood Boehlert
But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy.
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James Burrows
On 'Taxi,' I had the great fortune of directing many wonderful episodes, none more classic than Reverend Jim's driving test. It was maybe the funniest show I did.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLASSIC»

Discover the use of classic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to classic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Classic Set Theory: For Guided Independent Study
Designed for undergraduate students of set theory, Classic Set Theory presents a modern perspective of the classic work of Georg Cantor and Richard Dedekin and their immediate successors.
D.C. Goldrei, 1996
2
Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew
Award-winning brewer Jamil Zainasheff teams up with homebrewing expert John J. Palmer to share award-winning recipes for each of the 80-plus competition styles.
Jamil Zainasheff, John J. Palmer, 2007
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The Classic: Literary Images of Permanence and Change
Attempts to determine the criteria for classical literature through an analysis of the social and intellectual importance of great works of the past.
Frank Kermode, 1983
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Classic Cases in Neuropsychology
Chris Code, Yves Joanette, Andre Roch Lecours, Claus-W. Wallesch. hemisphere damage were undetected. The dominance model has taken a beating in recent years and we acknowledge a significant role for the right hemisphere in ...
Chris Code, Yves Joanette, Andre Roch Lecours, 2013
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Kabuki: Five Classic Plays
Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition originally published in 1975 (and endorsed by BCL3 ) with a new two-page preface by Brandon (Asian theater, U. of Hawaii). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
James R. Brandon, 1992
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Children's Classic Stories: Fairytales, Fables & Folktales
This book contains favorites such as Hansel and Gretal, Snow White and the seven dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin and the Lamp to name just a few.
Belinda Gallagher, 2004
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Classic Shell Scripting: Hidden Commands that Unlock the ...
With shell scripts, you can combine the fundamental Unix text and file processing commands to crunch data and automate repetitive tasks. But beneath this simple promise lies a treacherous ocean of variations in Unix commands and standards.
Arnold Robbins, Nelson H. F. Beebe, 2005
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Classic Drucker: Essential Wisdom of Peter Drucker from the ...
This book gathers together Peter Drucker's articles from Harvard Business Review and frames them with a thoughtful introduction from the Review's Editor Tom Stewart One of this century's most highly regarded students of management, Drucker ...
Peter Ferdinand Drucker, 2006
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Classic Chemistry Demonstrations
The book will prove its worth again and again as a regular source of reference for planning lessons.
Ted Lister, Catherine O'Driscoll, Neville Reed, 1995
10
Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh and Healthy ...
With step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color photographs throughout, this book makes Lebanese cuisine accessible to everyone who seeks to reproduce their favorite flavors and dishes—from the merely curious to more experienced ...
Kamal Al-Faqih, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLASSIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term classic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Preview and Predictions for the 2015 John Deere Classic
Brian Harman won last year's John Deere Classic with a flock of birdies down the stretch holding off a surging Zach Johnson. Sitting in the top ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
2
This new Android malware looks like a classic Nintendo game
A new piece of Android malware is showing up in third-party app stores dressed as a classic Nintendo game. Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto ... «VentureBeat, Jul 15»
3
Mortal Kombat X Is Adding Four Classic Fatalities For Free
Today, Mortal Kombat X releases its “Klassic Fatality Pack” for all players, free of charge. The pack includes classic fatalities for characters such ... «Kotaku, Jul 15»
4
Wendel Clark's Classic Bar and Grill opens in downtown Hamilton
Wendel Clark's Classic Bar and Grill opens in. ... to the newly opened Wendel Clark's Classic Grill and Bar in downtown Hamilton Tuesday. «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
5
Wrestling Wrap Up: Cena and Cesaro Deliver a 30 Minute Classic
Plus, Brock almost kills a fan while destroying a car, Kane's vacation photos, a new TNA champion, and WWE's Beast in the East special. «IGN, Jul 15»
6
Ash vs Evil Dead: The Chainsaw and The Classic are Back in New …
“Ash vs Evil Dead” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on Starz in the fall of ... «ComingSoon.net, Jul 15»
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CTA, Metra to add service for Taste of Chicago, Crosstown Classic
The CTA and Metra are adding extra bus and train service beginning Wednesday for several events, including Taste of Chicago, the Crosstown ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
8
Joan of Arc: striking the right note for a silent film classic
Renée Maria Falconetti as Jeanne in Dreyer's classic silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive. Donald Greig. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
Juhl's new Classic Jewel lounge is a cozy Downtown gem
The Classic Jewel is disguised as an urban lounge, but really it's a bridge—one that tips its hat to our Rat Pack past, stitches together Fremont ... «Las Vegas Weekly, Jul 15»
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Alex Spanos All-Star Classic Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Showcasing some of San Diego County's best graduating seniors, the Spanos Classic gives these athletes one last opportunity to take the field ... «Chargers.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Classic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/classic>. Jul 2019 ».
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