There are 20 students in the class.
Several people in the class are absent today.
This class is really difficult.
He will be teaching an American history class next semester.
The college offers classes in computer programming and engineering.
She is taking a class on psychology.
What classes are you taking this semester?
I have an English class this morning.
My class got out early today.
I have already missed two classes. Verb
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Recent Examples on the Web
New York City — Professional dancer Laura Kaufman forged a friendship for the ages at a dance class at New York City's iconic Steps on Broadway dance studio.—Janet Shamlian, CBS News, 23 Nov. 2023 But Council President Sean Elo-Rivera said the shortage of public restrooms affects more than the city’s homeless population, calling it a class issue that must be addressed.—David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2023 On Friday, classes were abruptly canceled when teachers did not show up to work.—Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 21 Nov. 2023 According to Netflix, the musical comedy, which is released Tuesday, tells the story of the last year of elementary school through the eyes of the school’s class lizard called Leo.—Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 Homeless and mentally ill, Russell Fred Dunkley III is accused of attacking teachers and terrorizing a preschool class
Last month, a 43-year-old Maryland woman scrolling through her Instagram feed noticed a news story about an appalling attack on a public street.—Omari Daniels, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 Viewers may well be trapped, wondering if the cause of the disappearance is, for example, supernatural, or product of down-the-centuries class struggle or lies elsewhere.—John Hopewell, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 Henri was one of us, born of the same soil—we might be somehow related—a class clown with a sunny disposition who was at the same time a serious scholar, richly accredited.—Lucy Sante, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023 Prospective students have until the end of the day Friday to register for classes.—Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023
In cities like Chicago, Louisville and Tampa, where the school year starts in August, district officials have sent letters to parents asking them to drive their students to class or warning them that the first few weeks of class might be difficult because of a driver shortage.—Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 18 Aug. 2023 Sticky days and muggy days can be classed and quantified as those with dew points of 65 or above.—Martin Weil, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2023 The girls wore the mums for up to 12 hours — to class, to a pep rally and on through the game’s final whistle.—Rachel Sherman, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2023 Finally, invite friends or coworkers to class with you.—Christine Burroni, Travel + Leisure, 18 July 2023 The number of injuries was also increased to 672, with 205 of them classed as serious.—NBC News, 9 Sep. 2023 Six of those schools reported that at least one bus never showed up to take students to class.—Molly Fellin Spence, Baltimore Sun, 6 Sep. 2023 And as schools struggle to get students to class, the funding for such extra support is rapidly running out.—Betty Márquez Rosales, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2023 His company also alarmed industry veterans by declining to class the Titan, a routine inspection process that would have provided a layer of oversight.—Isabelle Chapman, CNN, 23 June 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
French classe, from Latin classis group called to military service, fleet, class; perhaps akin to Latin calare to call — more at low entry 3
: a group, set, or kind marked by common attributes or a common attribute
especially: a major category in biological taxonomy ranking above the order and below the phylum or division
the class Mammalia
: a group of persons or things having characteristics in common: as
: a group of persons who have some common relationship to a person making a will and are designated to receive a gift under the will but whose identities will not be determined until sometime in the future see also class gift at gift
: a group of securities (as stocks or bonds) having similar distinguishing features (as voting rights or priority of redemption)
: a group whose members are represented in a class action