• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Classis A class or order; sort; kind. "His opinion of that classis of men."
    • Classis (Eccl) An ecclesiastical body or judicatory in certain churches, as the Reformed Dutch. It is intermediate between the consistory and the synod, and corresponds to the presbytery in the Presbyterian church.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n classis Class; order; sort; specifically, in zoology, a group or division of the taxonomic rank of a class.
    • n classis An ecclesiastical judicatory; specifically, in the Reformed (Dutch and French) churches, a judicatory corresponding to a presbytery in the Presbyterian Church. Also class.
    • n classis A class in a university, college, or school.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Classis klas′is a group: judicatory.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Class (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

But me, I like real, classy, high-grade writers, with none of this slangy dialogue or vulgar stuff.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
Say, but them bankers has the classy hours.
"William Adolphus Turnpike" by William Banks
Oh, say, Don, wait till you see the classy Norfolk suit I've got.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Those are ladies' mornings, and I've got nothing but real classy people at that.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
She's got up all in black, not exactly a mournin' costume, but one of these real broadcloth regalias, plain but classy.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Him and his classy girls!
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
You never see classy white buckra men a paterrollin'.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It's got to be done, and it will be such a deal easier if I can get Theeny and Classy kissed first.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
I want a classy car to run myself.
"The Flying Mercury" by Eleanor M. Ingram
That classy little nose of hers is quiverin' and she's bitin' hard on her lip.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer

In poetry:

His ridin' was sassy, his ropin' was classy,
He liked to mix, mingle, and maul;
Not much of thinker, was more of a drinker,
And could uphold his end in a brawl.
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

Dinner in the Chameleon Restaurant under the direction of Executive Sous Chef Matthias Hoffstaedter is a classy affair.
DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County ran into a pair of formidable opponents and suffered two losses in its own First Kentucky Bank Big Orange Classis Saturday.
Lindsay Lohan and Mom Get Into Scuffle Keepin ' It Classy Ladies Huh.
Dare I say it- a classy show.
Wielding a Classy Chassis, Knocking on BMW's Door.
In 2011, the national spotlight hovered over the state's border policies and political characters — even in the naming of its official state gun (the Colt single-action Army revolver — classy, huh?
All classy actors, all pretty much universally lauded choices.
Track Into The Classiness World With Extraordinary Leather Apparels.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a classy lifesaver .
Christa Chautin The Wine Loft is a classy destination for singles, gal pals and couples.
The clothing is classy and fun.
Classy gay dating tips from Countess LuAnn de Lesseps.
The new one brings it into the 21st century with some classy touches.
Dangerous/Classy Fans at Offspring 's Del Mar Show.
The Mourne Seafood Bar and its new OysterBar are important to Belfast's reputation as a classy city-break destination.

In science:

They can be classified according to the Cartan classification of symmetric spaces .
Spectral Universality of Real Chiral Random Matrix Ensembles
Notice that H 0(NE /S ) = C classifies the embedded deformations of E ⊂ S and Ext(ΩE , OE ) = C classifies the versal deformations of E .
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
Miras classified as PNe (squares), symbiotic Miras not classified as PNe (triangles), and suspected symbiotic Miras (open squares).
Planetary nebula or symbiotic Mira? Near infrared colours mark the difference
The proof of this result seems to require the classification of almost simple 2-transitive groups (and so the classification of finite simple groups).
Derangements in simple and primitive groups
As a modest first step to the similar classification problem for pre-Lie algebras, we obtain here the classification of simple graded pre-Lie algebras such that 1) The underlying graded vector space is E = ⊕i∈ZCei . 2) The product is given by ei ◦ ej = f (i)g(j )ei+j , for some complex-valued functions f and g on Z.
Classification of some simple graded pre-Lie algebras of growth one