Gillibrand was a member of the class of 2006 that swept the Democratic Party to the majority in Congress.
She also got a few students from the local university ASL class to come and sign with me.
His class time was spent with worksheets, circling words that rhymed and identifying letters of the alphabet with memory games.
She had been preparing to head for class when she got word of the killings, and this time she was spared the sound of gunfire.
At Harvard Business School, where tuition is about $56,000, about 34 percent of the class of 2012 were international students.
Seamen have always been somewhat of a class apart, though they are less so now.
The carriages are of two sorts—the first class, and the char-à-banc.
I was a pupil at the University and attended his class in physics.
And to-day we have three novelists of the third class, good, capable craftsmen.
Do you think the class of gentlemen will long last in England?
c.1600, "group of students," from French classe (14c.), from Latin classis "a class, a division; army, fleet," especially "any one of the six orders into which Servius Tullius divided the Roman people for the purpose of taxation;" traditionally originally "the people of Rome under arms" (a sense attested in English from 1650s), and thus akin to calare "to call (to arms)," from PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout" (see claim (v.)). In early use in English also in Latin form classis.
School and university sense of "course, lecture" (1650s) is from the notion of a form or lecture reserved to scholars who had attained a certain level. Natural history sense is from 1753. Meaning "a division of society according to status" (upper, lower, etc.) is from 1772. Meaning "high quality" is from 1847. Class-consciousness (1903) is from German klassenbewusst.
1705, "to divide into classes," from class (n.) or French classer. Sense of "to place into a class" is from 1776. Related: Classed; classing.
A taxonomic category ranking below a phylum or division and above an order.
A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above an order and below a phylum or division. In modern taxonomic schemes, the names of classes end in -phyceae for the various groups of algae, -mycetes for fungi, and -opsida for plants (as in Liliopsida, the class of plants also termed monocotyledons). The names of classes belonging to phyla of the animal kingdom, however, are formed in various ways, as Osteichthyes the bony fishes, Aves, the birds, and Mammalia, the mammals, all of which are classes belonging to the subphylum Vertebrata (the vertebrates) in the phylum Chordata. See Table at taxonomy.
A group of people sharing the same social, economic, or occupational status. The term class usually implies a social and economic hierarchy, in which those of higher class standing have greater status, privilege, prestige, and authority. Western societies have traditionally been divided into three classes: the upper or leisure class, the middle class (bourgeoisie), and the lower or working class. For Marxists, the significant classes are the bourgeoisie and the proletariat.
: a real class joint
High quality; admirable style; cachet: quiet dignity under fire, real class (1870s+)