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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Classic \Clas"sic\ (kl[a^]s"s[i^]k), Classical \Clas"sic*al\, adjective [L. classicus relating to the classes of the Roman people, and especially to the frist class; hence, of the first rank, superior, from classis class: cf. F. classique. See {Class}, n.]

1. Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.

Give, as thy last memorial to the age, One classic drama, and reform the stage. --Byron.

Mr. Greaves may justly be reckoned a classical author on this subject [Roman weights and coins]. --Arbuthnot.

2. Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, esp. to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.

Though throned midst Latium's classic plains. --Mrs. Hemans.

The epithet classical, as applied to ancient authors, is determined less by the purity of their style than by the period at which they wrote. --Brande & C.

He [Atterbury] directed the classical studies of the undergraduates of his college. --Macaulay.

3. Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.

Classical, provincial, and national synods. --Macaulay.

{Classicals orders}. (Arch.) See under {Order}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Classic \Clas"sic\, noun

1. A work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; -- originally used of Greek and Latin works or authors, but now applied to authors and works of a like character in any language.

In is once raised him to the rank of a legitimate English classic. --Macaulay.

2. One learned in the literature of Greece and Rome, or a student of classical literature.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation" [syn: {authoritative}, {classical}, {classic}, {definitive}]

2: of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture; "classic Cinese pottery" [syn: {classical}, {classic}] [ant: {nonclassical}]

3: of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures; "classical mythology"; "classical [syn: {classical}, {classic}, {Greco-Roman}, {Graeco-Roman}, {Hellenic}]


1: a creation of the highest excellence

2: an artist who has created classic works

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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