Character 7
Hyphenation clas sic
Pronunciations /ˈklæ.sɪk/

Definitions and meanings of "Classic"

What do we mean by classic?

Belonging to the highest rank or class. adjective

Serving as the established model or standard. adjective

Having lasting significance or worth; enduring. adjective

Adhering or conforming to established standards and principles. adjective

Of a well-known type; typical. adjective

Of or characteristic of the literature, art, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome; classical. adjective

Formal, refined, and restrained in style. adjective

Simple and harmonious; elegant. adjective

Having historical or literary associations. adjective

An artist, author, or work generally considered to be of the highest rank or excellence, especially one of enduring significance. noun

A work recognized as definitive in its field. noun

A literary work of ancient Greece or Rome. noun

The languages and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Used with the. noun

One that is of the highest rank or class. noun

A typical or traditional example. noun

A superior or unusual example of its kind. noun

A perfect and/or early example of a particular style.

An artistic work of lasting worth, such as a film or song.

The author of such a work.

A major, long-standing sporting event

One learned in the literature of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome; a student of classical literature.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Classic

The word "classic" in example sentences

OliverStrand ok…The Eraser by Thom Yorke with a bit of classic Radiohead thrown in may be a bit different for the semis though young_barista Not sure how I feel about the phrase "classic Radiohead." young_barista What was your signature drink? ❋ By OLIVER STRAND (2011)

League action, with Arsene Wenger insisting Arsenal are right back in the title classic English club triumphs over Italian opposition ... ❋ Unknown (2010)

My blog, my rules, so here goes: a classic is a book that has had an impact on the genre, influencing the work that came after it. ❋ Ulysses (2008)

Renowned Cuban-American trumpeter Arturo Sandoval says he loves to play jazz, which he calls a classic American art form. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The royals say the case misuses the common nationality and is built on, what they call classic accusations of the type. ❋ Unknown (2009)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, obviously, this is what you call classic blackout behavior. ❋ Unknown (2009)

"This is what we call a classic win-win," said Celia Weintrob, publisher of The Brooklyn Paper. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Another classic is the 'Phelps volume', the anthology that Phelps published in 1970 under the title Microeconomic Foundations of Employment and Inflation Theory (Norton). ❋ Unknown (2006)

And that my friends is what you call classic projection. ❋ Ann Althouse (2007)

Now that's what I call a classic form of communication. ❋ Ann Althouse (2007)

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today declared that the sectarian violence does not constitute what he called a classic civil war. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The judge praised what he called a classic profile for a bull terrier and that means he has a perfectly egg-shaped head. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The Defense Secretary said it's still not what he calls a classic civil war. ❋ Unknown (2006)

He had so far refused to ask amnesty for what he called classic military operations. ❋ Unknown (1996)

So, beginning with Watergate, you had a whole series of what I call the classic bimbo scandals, although the women involved in them were very different from one another. ❋ Unknown (1991)

The philosopher, Taine, drew attention to the affinity between the revolutionary and what he calls the classic spirit, that is, the spirit of abstraction which gave rise to ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

So, one who has journeyed like a hasty traveler over some passages in that vast tract of years which we describe as the classic and Christian civilizations, notes down in the following pages a few of the salient features that have impressed him. ❋ George Spring Merriam (1878)

Its calm and statuesque excellence exactly met the requirements of the taste which we call classic, and seems to correspond with the character of the dramatist, which was notably gentle, and with his form, which was typically beautiful. ❋ Goldwin Smith (1866)

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