classic: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (klas'ik), [key]
- of the first or highest quality, class, or rank: a classic piece of work.
- serving as a standard, model, or guide: the classic method of teaching arithmetic.
- of or pertaining to Greek and Roman antiquity, esp. with reference to literature and art.
- modeled upon or imitating the style or thought of ancient Greece and Rome: The 17th and 18th centuries were obsessed with classic ideals.
- of or adhering to an established set of artistic or scientific standards or methods: a classic example of mid-Victorian architecture.
- basic; fundamental: the classic rules of warfare.
- of enduring interest, quality, or style: a classic design; classic clothes.
- of literary or historical renown: the classic haunts of famous writers.
- traditional or typical: a classic comedy routine.
- definitive: the classic reference work on ornithology.
- of or pertaining to automobiles distinguished by elegant styling, outstanding engineering, and fine workmanship that were built between about 1925 and 1948.
- an author or a literary work of the first rank, esp. one of demonstrably enduring quality.
- an author or literary work of ancient Greece or Rome.
- the literature and languages of ancient Greece and Rome (often prec. by the).
- an artist or artistic production considered a standard.
- a work that is honored as definitive in its field: His handbook on mushrooms is a classic.
- something noteworthy of its kind and worth remembering: His reply was a classic.
- an article, as of clothing, unchanging in style: Her suit was a simple classic.
- a typical or traditional event, esp. one that is considered to be highly prestigious or the most important of its kind: The World Series is the fall classic of baseball.
- a classicist.
- classic (Thesaurus)