- classic [klas′ik]adj.[L classicus, relating to the (highest) classes of the Roman people, hence, superior < classis,CLASS1]1. of the highest class; being a model of its kind; excellent; standard; authoritative; established [a classic example of expressionism]2. CLASSICAL (senses 2 & 3)3. of or having a style that is balanced, formal, objective, restrained, regular, simple, etc.: a term variously interpreted, generally opposed to ROMANTIC4. famous or well-known, esp. as being traditional or typical [a classic court case ]☆ 5. Informal continuing in fashion because of its simple style: said of an article of appareln.1. a writer, artist, etc. or a literary or artistic work, generally recognized as excellent, authoritative, etc.2. [pl.]a) the works produced by the outstanding authors of ancient Greece and Rome: usually with theb) [with sing. v.] the field of study dealing with these works and with ancient Greek and Latin [her major is classics ]☆ 3. a famous traditional or typical event [the Kentucky Derby is a racing classic ]☆ 4. Informal a suit, dress, etc. that is classic in style☆ 5. Informal an automobile of the period 1925-42
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.