Classic Definition

klăsĭk
classics
adjective
Belonging to the highest rank or class.
American Heritage
Of the highest class; being a model of its kind; excellent; standard; authoritative; established.
A classic example of expressionism.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.
American Heritage
Adhering or conforming to established standards and principles.
A classic piece of research.
American Heritage
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noun
classics
A writer, artist, etc. or a literary or artistic work that is generally recognized as excellent, authoritative, etc.
Webster's New World
The works produced by the outstanding authors of ancient Greece and Rome.
Webster's New World
The field of study dealing with these works and with ancient Greek and Latin.
Her major is classics.
Webster's New World
The languages and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Used with the.
American Heritage
One that is of the highest rank or class.
The car was a classic of automotive design.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Classic

Noun

Singular:
classic
Plural:
classics

Origin of Classic

  • From French classique, from Latin classicus (“relating to the classes of Roman citizenry, especially the highest”), from classis

    From Wiktionary

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