1. Noun.  (countable) A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes.
  2. Noun.  (countable) A social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc. In Britain, society is commonly split into three main classes; upper class, middle class and working class.
  3. Noun.  (uncountable) The division of society into classes.
  4. Noun.  (uncountable) Admirable behavior; elegance.
  5. Noun.  (countable, and) A group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher.
  6. Noun.  A series of classes covering a single subject.
  7. Noun.  (countable) A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class.
  8. Noun.  (countable) A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation.
  9. Noun.  (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank.
  10. Noun.  (computing) A set of objects having the same behavior (but typically differing in state), ''or'' a template defining such a set.
  11. Noun.  (mathematics) A collection of sets definable by a shared property.
  12. Noun.  Best of its kind.
  13. Noun.  (military) A group of people subject to be conscripted in the same military draft, or more narrowly those persons actually conscripted in a particular draft.
  14. Verb.  (transitive) To assign to a class.
  15. Adjective.  (context, Irish) great; fabulous.

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