What does the word category mean?

Usage examples for category

  1. Nerves was almost certainly her category, or would be quite soon if no one helped her. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. It can never be unreasonable to believe anything that is in exact accordance with facts as ascertained at any given moment of time- unless, indeed, the fact is indicated by other considerations as being one likely to disappear from the category of fact altogether. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  3. Sydney threw up her chin haughtily, and von Rittenheim thought ruefully of the category in which undoubtedly she classed all his remarks of that kind. – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton