classic

The noun classic means something that's very high quality, particularly if it has lasting value. The pristine Model T Ford that you keep in your garage is a classic, but the beat up old Honda you drive everyday is not.

Use the adjective classic to describe something that relates to ancient Greece or Rome. You can enjoy the classic Greek pillars on the outside of your house but still appreciate the modern plumbing on the inside of it. Classic also means excellent, of recognized authority, or definitive. Classic literature, for example, includes authors like Mark Twain and Jane Austin.

Primary Meanings of classic

1.
adjn
of recognized authority or excellence
a creation of the highest excellence
2.
adj
of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
Full Definitions of classic
1

adj of recognized authority or excellence

Synonyms:
authoritative, classical, definitive
standard
established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence

n a creation of the highest excellence

Type of:
creation
an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

n an artist who has created classic works

Type of:
artist, creative person
a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
2

adj of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

classic Cinese pottery”
Synonyms:
classical
Graeco-Roman, Greco-Roman, Hellenic, classical
of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures
neoclassic, neoclassical
characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style
Antonyms:
nonclassical
not classical
modern
characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
pop, popular
(of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
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adj of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

Synonyms:
Graeco-Roman, Greco-Roman, Hellenic, classical
classical
of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

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