1. (n.) A group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes.

2. (n.) A number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies.

3. (n.) 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.

4. (n.) A set; a kind or description, species or variety.

5. (n.) One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.

6. (n.) To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages.

7. (n.) To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.

8. (v. i.) To grouped or classed.

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