- The definition of classic is someone or something of the highest rank, that acts as a stable model or standards, has lasting worth, is typical or relates to ancient Greece or Rome.
- An example of classic is a 1934 Ford Deluxe.
- An example of classic is Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.
- of the highest class; being a model of its kind; excellent; standard; authoritative; established: a classic example of expressionism
- classical (senses & )
- of or having a style that is balanced, formal, objective, restrained, regular, simple, etc.
- famous or well-known, esp. as being traditional or typical: a classic court case
- ☆ Informal continuing in fashion because of its simple style: said of an article of apparel
Origin of classicClassical Latin classicus, relating to the (highest) classes of the Roman people, hence, superior ; from classis, class
- a writer, artist, etc. or a literary or artistic work, generally recognized as excellent, authoritative, etc.
- the works produced by the outstanding authors of ancient Greece and Rome: usually with the
- the field of study dealing with these works and with ancient Greek and Latin: her major is classics
- ☆ a famous traditional or typical event: the Kentucky Derby is a racing classic
- ☆ Informal a suit, dress, etc. that is classic in style
- ☆ Informal an automobile of the period 1925-42
- a. Belonging to the highest rank or class.b. Serving as the established model or standard: a classic example of colonial architecture.c. Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.
- a. Adhering or conforming to established standards and principles: a classic piece of research.b. Of a well-known type; typical: a classic mistake.
- Of or characteristic of the literature, art, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome; classical.
- a. Formal, refined, and restrained in style.b. Simple and harmonious; elegant: the classic cut of a suit; the classic lines of a clipper ship.
- Having historical or literary associations: classic battlefields of the Civil War.
- An artist, author, or work generally considered to be of the highest rank or excellence, especially one of enduring significance.
- A work recognized as definitive in its field.
- a. A literary work of ancient Greece or Rome.b. classics The languages and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Used with the.c. One that is of the highest rank or class: The car was a classic of automotive design.
- A typical or traditional example.
- Informal A superior or unusual example of its kind: The reason he gave for being late was a classic.
- A traditional event, especially a major sporting event that is held annually: a golf classic.
(comparative more classic, superlative most classic)
- Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
- Exemplary of a particular style.
- Exhibiting timeless quality.
- Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.
- (euphemistic) Traditional; original.
- Users who dislike the new visual layout can return to classic mode.
classic - Computer Definition
(1) A moniker applied to the original version of a product, typically hardware. For example, the first iPod with the click wheel became known as the classic model after the iPod touch was released.
(2) A programming interface (API) in the PowerPC versions of the Mac OS X operating system that provided compatibility with earlier Mac OS 9 applications. Originally called the "Blue Box," Classic was dropped in the Intel versions of OS X and later for the PowerPC with the Version 10.5 (Leopard) of OS X. See Blue Box.
(3) A Mac or Mac operating system prior to Mac OS X. See Mac OS.