AskDefine | Define classic

Dictionary Definition

classic adj
1 characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions
2 adhering to established standards and principles; "a classic proof"

Noun

1 a creation of the highest excellence
2 an artist who has created classic works

User Contributed Dictionary

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Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. exemplary of a particular style
  2. exhibiting timeless quality

Translations

exemplary of a particular style
exhibiting timeless quality

Noun

  1. A perfect and/or early example of a particular style.
  2. An artistic work of lasting worth
  3. A major, long-standing sporting event

Translations

example
lasting work
event

Extensive Definition

Classic may refer to:
Culture:
Manufactured articles:
classic in German: Classic
classic in French: Classic
classic in Korean: 클래식
classic in Indonesian: Klasik
classic in Italian: Classico
classic in Dutch: Klassiek
classic in Japanese: クラシック
classic in Russian: Классика
classic in Simple English: Classic
classic in Swedish: Classic
classic in Thai: คลาสสิก

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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