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 for class
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Class \Class\ (kl[.a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Classed
     (kl[.a]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Classing.] [Cf. F. classer. See
     Class, n.]
     1. To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class;
        as, to class words or passages.
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     Note: In scientific arrangement, to classify is used instead
           of to class. --Dana.
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     2. To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or
        place in, a class or classes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Class \Class\ (kl[.a]s), n. [F. classe, fr. L. classis class,
     collection, fleet; akin to Gr. klh^sis a calling, kalei^n to
     call, E. claim, haul.]
     1. A group of individuals ranked together as possessing
        common characteristics; as, the different classes of
        society; the educated class; the lower classes.
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     2. A number of students in a school or college, of the same
        standing, or pursuing the same studies.
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     3. A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects,
        grouped together on account of their common
        characteristics, in any classification in natural science,
        and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc.
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     4. A set; a kind or description, species or variety.
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              She had lost one class energies.      --Macaulay.
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     5. (Methodist Church) One of the sections into which a church
        or congregation is divided, and which is under the
        supervision of a class leader.
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     6. One session of formal instruction in which one or more
        teachers instruct a group on some subject. The class may
        be one of a course of classes, or a single special
        session.
        [PJC]
  
     7. A high degree of elegance, in dress or behavior; the
        quality of bearing oneself with dignity, grace, and social
        adeptness.
        [PJC]
  
     Class of a curve (Math.), the kind of a curve as expressed
        by the number of tangents that can be drawn from any point
        to the curve. A circle is of the second class.
  
     Class meeting (Methodist Church), a meeting of a class
        under the charge of a class leader, for counsel and
        relegious instruction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Class \Class\, v. i.
     To be grouped or classed.
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           The genus or family under which it classes. --Tatham.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Class \Class\ (kl[.a]s), a.
     exhibiting refinement and high character; as, a class act.
     Opposite of low-class [informal]
  
     Syn: high-class. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  class
      n 1: a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there
           are two classes of detergents" [syn: class, category,
           family]
      2: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning
         classes are always sleepy" [syn: class, form, grade,
         course]
      3: people having the same social, economic, or educational
         status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
         [syn: class, stratum, social class, socio-economic
         class]
      4: education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he
         took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in
         college classes" [syn: course, course of study, course
         of instruction, class]
      5: a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D
         for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
         [syn: class, division]
      6: a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97";
         "she was in my year at Hoehandle High" [syn: class, year]
      7: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
      8: elegance in dress or behavior; "she has a lot of class"
      v 1: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you
           classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?" [syn:
           classify, class, sort, assort, sort out,
           separate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  273 Moby Thesaurus words for "class":
     account, adherents, advantageousness, agreeableness, allot,
     alphabetize, analyze, animal kingdom, antonomasia, appraise,
     appreciate, arrange, ashram, assembly, assess, assign, assort,
     auspiciousness, bearing, beneficialness, benevolence, benignity,
     binomial nomenclature, biosystematics, biosystematy, biotype,
     birth, blood, body, bracket, branch, brand, break down, breed,
     breeding, brethren, brood, caliber, call, caste, catalog,
     categorize, category, church, churchgoers, clan, classification,
     classify, codify, cogency, colony, color, commonwealth, commune,
     communion, community, condition, confession, congregation,
     consider, deme, denomination, descent, description, desert, digest,
     discernment, disciples, distinction, divide, division, domain,
     echelon, economic class, elegance, endogamous group, estate,
     estimate, evaluate, excellence, expedience, extended family,
     extraction, factor, fairness, faith, family, favorableness,
     feather, figure, file, fineness, first-rateness, flock, fold, folk,
     followers, footing, form, form an estimate, gauge, genotype, genre,
     gens, genus, give an appreciation, glossology, goodliness,
     goodness, grace, grade, grain, group, grouping, guess, head,
     heading, healthiness, helpfulness, hierarchy, hold, house,
     identify, ilk, importance, index, ism, judge, kidney, kin, kind,
     kindness, kingdom, kinship group, label, laity, laymen, league,
     level, line, lineage, list, make an estimation, mark, matriclan,
     measure, merit, minyan, moiety, nation, nature, niceness,
     nomenclature, nonclerics, nonordained persons, nuclear family,
     onomastics, onomatology, order, orismology, parish, parishioners,
     part, patriclan, pedigree, people, persuasion, phratria, phratry,
     phyle, phylum, pigeonhole, place, place-names, place-naming,
     plant kingdom, pleasantness, polyonymy, position, power structure,
     precedence, predicament, presence, prestige, prize, profitableness,
     quality, race, range, rank, rate, rating, realm, reckon,
     refinement, regard, rewardingness, rubric, savoir faire, school,
     score, sect, section, seculars, separate, sept, series, set,
     settlement, sheep, sift, skillfulness, social class, society, sort,
     sort out, soundness, species, sphere, stage, stamp, standing,
     station, status, stem, stirps, stock, strain, stratum, stripe,
     style, subcaste, subclass, subdivide, subdivision, subfamily,
     subgenus, subgroup, subkingdom, suborder, subspecies, subtribe,
     superclass, superfamily, superiority, superorder, superspecies,
     systematics, tabulate, taste, taxonomy, terminology, thrash out,
     tier, title, toponymy, totem, track, tribe, trinomialism, type,
     usefulness, validity, valuate, value, variety, virtue,
     virtuousness, weigh, wholeness, winnow, worth, year
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CLASS
         Centralized Local Area Selective Signaling
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CLASS
         Custom Local Area Signaling Service
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  class
  
     1.  The prototype for an object in an
     object-oriented language; analogous to a derived type in a
     procedural language.  A class may also be considered to be a
     set of objects which share a common structure and behaviour.
     The structure of a class is determined by the class
     variables which represent the state of an object of that
     class and the behaviour is given by a set of methods
     associated with the class.
  
     Classes are related in a class hierarchy.  One class may be
     a specialisation (a "{subclass") of another (one of its
     "{superclasses") or it may be composed of other classes or it
     may use other classes in a client-server relationship.  A
     class may be an abstract class or a concrete class.
  
     See also signature.
  
     2.  See type class.
  
     3.  One of three types of Internet addresses
     distinguished by their most significant bits.
  
     3.  A language developed by the Andrew Project.
     It was one of the first attempts to add object-oriented
     features to C.
  
     (1995-05-01)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CLASS. The order according to which are arranged or distributed, or are 
  supposed to be arranged or distributed, divers persons or things; thus we 
  say, a class of legatees. 
       2. When a legacy is given to a class of individuals, all who answer the 
  description at the time the will takes effect, are entitled; and though the 
  expression be in the plural, yet if there be but one, he shall take the 
  whole. 3 M'Cord, Ch. R. 440. 
       3. When a bond is given to a class of persons, it is good, and all 
  composing that class are entitled to sue upon it; but if the obligor be a 
  member of such class, the bond is void, because a man cannot be obligor and 
  obligee at the same time; as, if a bond be given to the justices of the 
  county court, and at the time the obligor is himself one of said justices. 3 
  Dev. 284, 287,289; 4 Dev. 882. 
       4. When a charge is made against a class of society, a profession, an 
  order or body of men, and cannot possibly import a personal application to 
  private injury, no action lies; but if any one of the class have sustained 
  special damages in consequence of such charge, he may maintain an action. 17 
  Wend. 52, 23, 186. See 12 John. 475. When the charge is against one of a 
  class, without designating which, no action lies; as, where three persons 
  had been examined as witnesses, and the defendant said in addressing himself 
  to them, "one of you three is perjured." 1 Roll. Ab. 81; Cro. Jac. 107; 16 
  Pick. 132. 
  
  

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