What does the word classic mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Matthew Arnold
  2. Landor's prose style is admired, because of its simplicity and classic purity. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  3. A little classic, but I pressed you hard. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford