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.
First Known Use of second class
SECOND-CLASS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of second-class for English Language Learners
: of or relating to second class
: not given the same rights or treatment as the rest of the people in a society
: not of the best quality
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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