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Classic meaning in English

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see synonyms of classic


1. classic

a creation of the highest excellence

2. classic

an artist who has created classic works


3. authoritative, classic, classical, definitive

of recognized authority or excellence

Example Sentences:
'the definitive work on Greece'
'classical methods of navigation'

4. classic, classical

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

Example Sentences:
'classic Cinese pottery'

5. classic, classical, graeco-roman, greco-roman, hellenic

of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

Example Sentences:
'classical mythology'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of classic
of the highest class, esp in art or literature
serving as a standard or model of its kind; definitive
adhering to an established set of rules or principles in the arts or sciences
a classic proof
characterized by simplicity, balance, regularity, and purity of form; classical
of lasting interest or significance
continuously in fashion because of its simple and basic style
a classic day dress
an author, artist, or work of art of the highest excellence
a creation or work considered as definitive
9. horse racing
any of the five principal races for three-year-old horses in Britain, namely the One Thousand Guineas, Two Thousand Guineas, Derby, Oaks, and Saint Leger
a race equivalent to any of these in other countries

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see synonyms of classic
of the highest class; being a model of its kind; excellent; standard; authoritative; established
a classic example of expressionism
classical (sense 2) classical (sense 3)
of or having a style that is balanced, formal, objective, restrained, regular, simple, etc.
see also romantic
famous or well-known, esp. as being traditional or typical
a classic court case
5.  US, Informal
continuing in fashion because of its simple style
said of an article of apparel
a writer, artist, etc. or a literary or artistic work, generally recognized as excellent, authoritative, etc.
7.  [pl.]
the works produced by the outstanding authors of ancient Greece and Rome
usually with the
b.  [with sing. v.]
the field of study dealing with these works and with ancient Greek and Latin
her major is classics
8.  US
a famous traditional or typical event
the Kentucky Derby is a racing classic
9.  US, Informal
a suit, dress, etc. that is classic in style
10.  US, Informal
an automobile of the period 1925-42

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of classic
a. Belonging to the highest rank or class.
b. Serving as the established model or standard: a classic example of colonial architecture.
c. Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.
a. Adhering or conforming to established standards and principles: a classic piece of research.
b. Of a well-known type; typical: a classic mistake.
3. Of or characteristic of the literature, art, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome; classical.
a. Formal, refined, and restrained in style.
b. Simple and harmonious; elegant: the classic cut of a suit; the classic lines of a clipper ship.
5. Having historical or literary associations: classic battlefields of the Civil War.
1. An artist, author, or work generally considered to be of the highest rank or excellence, especially one of enduring significance.
2. A work recognized as definitive in its field.
a. A literary work of ancient Greece or Rome.
b. classics The languages and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Used with the.
c. One that is of the highest rank or class: The car was a classic of automotive design.
4. A typical or traditional example.
5. Informal A superior or unusual example of its kind: The reason he gave for being late was a classic.
6. A traditional event, especially a major sporting event that is held annually: a golf classic.

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