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classic


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Classic  \Clas"sic\,  Classical  \Clas"sic*al\,  a.  [L.  classicus 
  relating  to  the  classes  of  the  Roman  people,  and  especially 
  to  the  frist  class;  hence  of  the  first  rank,  superior,  from 
  classis  class:  cf  F.  classique  See  {Class},  n.] 
  1.  Of  or  relating  to  the  first  class  or  rank,  especially  in 
  literature  or  art. 
 
  Give  as  thy  last  memorial  to  the  age,  One  classic 
  drama,  and  reform  the  stage.  --Byron. 
 
  Mr  Greaves  may  justly  be  reckoned  a  classical 
  author  on  this  subject  [Roman  weights  and  coins]. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  ancient  Greeks  and  Romans,  esp.  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. 
 
  Though  throned  midst  Latium's  classic  plains.  --Mrs. 
  Hemans. 
 
  The  epithet  classical,  as  applied  to  ancient 
  authors,  is  determined  less  by  the  purity  of  their 
  style  than  by  the  period  at  which  they  wrote. 
  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  He  [Atterbury]  directed  the  classical  studies  of  the 
  undergraduates  of  his  college.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Conforming  to  the  best  authority  in  literature  and  art; 
  chaste;  pure;  refined;  as  a  classical  style. 
 
  Classical,  provincial,  and  national  synods. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Classicals  orders}.  (Arch.)  See  under  {Order}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Classic  \Clas"sic\,  n. 
  1.  A  work  of  acknowledged  excellence  and  authority,  or  its 
  author;  --  originally  used  of  Greek  and  Latin  works  or 
  authors,  but  now  applied  to  authors  and  works  of  a  like 
  character  in  any  language. 
 
  In  is  once  raised  him  to  the  rank  of  a  legitimate 
  English  classic.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  One  learned  in  the  literature  of  Greece  and  Rome,  or  a 
  student  of  classical  literature. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  classic 
  adj  1:  characteristic  of  the  classical  artistic  and  literary 
  traditions 
  2:  adhering  to  established  standards  and  principles;  "a  classic 
  proof" 
  n  1:  a  creation  of  the  highest  excellence 
  2:  an  artist  who  has  created  classic  works 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  classic 
 
    An  adjective  used  before  or  after  a  noun  to  describe 
  the  original  version  of  something  This  construction  is 
  especially  used  of  product  series  in  which  the  newer  versions 
  are  considered  worse  than  the  older  ones. 
 
  Examples  include  "Star  Trek  Classic"  -  the  original  TV  series 
  as  opposed  to  the  films,  ST  The  Next  Generation  or  any  of  the 
  other  spin-offs  and  follow-ups;  or  "PC  Classic"  -  {IBM}'s 
  {ISA}-bus  computers  as  opposed  to  the  {PS/2}  series. 
 
  (1996-10-27) 
 
 




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