Classic


Classic
Classic Clas"sic (kl[a^]s"s[i^]k), 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. [1913 Webster]

Give, as thy last memorial to the age, One classic drama, and reform the stage. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

Mr. Greaves may justly be reckoned a classical author on this subject [Roman weights and coins]. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Though throned midst Latium's classic plains. --Mrs. Hemans. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

He [Atterbury] directed the classical studies of the undergraduates of his college. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style. [1913 Webster]

Classical, provincial, and national synods. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Classicals orders}. (Arch.) See under {Order}. [1913 Webster]


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