Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Of the first rank in literature or art; pertaining to Greek or Latin authors. classical.

Part of speech: noun

A standard work of literature or art, as of Greek or Roman genius; the author of such a work.

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Usage examples "classic":

  1. Gray is our poetical classic of that literature and age; the position of Gray is singular, and demands a word of notice here. - "Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold", Matthew Arnold.
  2. Landor's prose style is admired, because of its simplicity and classic purity. - "Stories of Authors, British and American", Edwin Watts Chubb.
  3. A little classic, but I pressed you hard. - "Don Orsino", F. Marion Crawford.