First Known Use of second-class
Synonymsmean, minor, secondary, second-class, second-rate
Antonymsgreater, higher, superior
Related Wordsjunior, lesser, lower, low-level, petty, smaller, subordinate, under; average, common, fair, middling, ordinary; amiss, bad, defective, unsatisfactory, wrong; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable; littler, slighter, smaller; jerkwater, low-rent, one-horse, small-time, two-bit
Near Antonymsmajor, more, primary, senior; choice, exceptional, first-class, first-rate, high-grade, premium, prime, select, selected; acceptable, adequate, sufficient
Definition of second class
Examples of second class in a Sentence
The airline offers special services for travelers in first and second class.
She got an upper second class in English at Oxford.
Recent Examples of second class from the Web
Needville junior Scotlyn Lowe advanced to her second Class 4A state meet with a two-mile time of 12:34.9 at Texas A
The first class is loyal, the second class is disloyal, and the lower class waverings.
They're still treated like second class citizens, and aren't permitted to live outside the Citadel for very long.
Drake had been selected for promotion and authorized to wear the rank of a second class petty officer, but had not yet been advanced.
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First Known Use of second class
SECOND-CLASS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of second class for English Language Learners
: a level of service on a train, ship, etc., that is just below first class
: a class of mail in the U.S. that includes newspapers, magazines, etc.
: a class of mail in the UK that costs less and takes longer to arrive than first class
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