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Definition 1: a creation of the highest excellence - [noun denoting artifact]

(classic is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

Definition 2: an artist who has created classic works - [noun denoting person]

(classic is a kind of ...) a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination

Definition 3: of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc. - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where classic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • classic Chinese pottery
  • classical Marxism

Synonyms for classic in the sense of this definition

(classic is similar to ...) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially their art, literature, or culture

"classical mythology" "the classical world"

(classic is similar to ...) of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas

"classical music"

(classic is similar to ...) (physics) relating to or based on concepts that preceded the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics

(classic is similar to ...) characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style

Definition 4: considered of the highest quality and lasting significance or worth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where classic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a classic car
  • `War and Peace' is a classic novel

(classic is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

Definition 5: well-known and long-established in form or style - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where classic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a classical ballet
  • classic double-breasted suit
  • the classic struggle between good and evil

Synonyms for classic in the sense of this definition

(classic is similar to ...) consisting of or derived from tradition

"traditional history" "traditional morality"

Definition 6: of a well-known type; remarkably typical - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where classic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the classic struggle between good and evil
  • I woke up with all the classic symptoms of the flu
  • she made the classic mistake of choosing style over substance

(classic is similar to ...) exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

"a typical American girl" "a typical suburban community" "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year" "a painting typical of the Impressionist school" "a typical romantic poem" "a typical case of arteritis"

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