Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

classified

play
adjective clas·si·fied \ˈkla-sə-ˌfīd\

Simple Definition of classified

  • : arranged in groups with similar things

  • : kept secret from all but a few people in the government

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of classified

  1. 1 :  divided into classes or placed in a class <classified ads>

  2. 2 :  withheld from general circulation for reasons of national security <classified information>


2

classified

noun clas·si·fied

Simple Definition of classified

  • : a small advertisement that is grouped with others that are like it in a special section of a newspaper or magazine or on a Web site

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of classified

  1. :  an advertisement grouped with others according to subject —usually used in plural

1952

First Known Use of classified

1952


CLASSIFIED Defined for Kids

classified

play
adjective clas·si·fied \ˈkla-sə-ˌfīd\

Definition of classified for Students

  1. 1 :  arranged in groups with other similar things <a classified advertisement>

  2. 2 :  kept secret from all but a few people in government <classified information>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up classified? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily angry prompt maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ