Classic meaning

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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.

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An artist, author, or work generally considered to be of the highest rank or excellence, especially one of enduring significance.
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A work recognized as definitive in its field.
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Of or characteristic of the literature, art, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome; classical.
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Having historical or literary associations.

Classic battlefields of the Civil War.

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A typical or traditional example.
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A superior or unusual example of its kind.

The reason he gave for being late was a classic.

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A traditional event, especially a major sporting event that is held annually.

A golf classic.

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Of the highest class; being a model of its kind; excellent; standard; authoritative; established.

A classic example of expressionism.

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Of or having a style that is balanced, formal, objective, restrained, regular, simple, etc.
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Famous or well-known, esp. as being traditional or typical.

A classic court case.

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Continuing in fashion because of its simple style.
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A writer, artist, etc. or a literary or artistic work that is generally recognized as excellent, authoritative, etc.
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Any item, event, etc. that is classic, as a traditional sports event or an article of clothing.
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(1) A moniker applied to the original or earlier 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.
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Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
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Exemplary of a particular style.
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Exhibiting timeless quality.
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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.
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(euphemistic) Traditional; original.

Users who dislike the new visual layout can return to classic mode.

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A perfect and/or early example of a particular style.
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An artistic work of lasting worth.
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The author of such a work.
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A major, long-standing sporting event.
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(dated) One learned in the literature of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome; a student of classical literature.
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Origin of classic

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

    From Wiktionary