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Definition of Class

Class

  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.
  5. One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.
  6. To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages.
  7. To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.
  8. To grouped or classed.

Class Quotations

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Aristotle

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.
Mark Twain

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.
Oscar Wilde
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Class Translations

class in Afrikaans is kursus, klas
class in Dutch is klas, klasse, stand
class in Finnish is kurssi
class in German is Klasse
class in Italian is categoria, ceto
class in Latin is numerus, genus, ordo
class in Norwegian is klasse
class in Portuguese is classe
class in Spanish is curso, cursillo, clase, categoria
class in Swedish is klass

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