class

class
class [klα:s]
1. noun
   a. ( = group) classe f
• he's not in the same class as his brother (figurative) il n'arrive pas à la cheville de son frère
• in a class of its own unique
• a good class (of) hotel un très bon hôtel
• the ruling class la classe dirigeante
• first class honours in history ≈ licence f d'histoire avec mention très bien
   b. ( = lesson) cours m ; ( = students) classe f ; (US = year) promotion f
• to give or take a class faire un cours
• to attend a class suivre un cours
• the French class le cours de français
• an evening class un cours du soir
• the class of 1970 (US) la promotion de 1970
   c. ( = style) classe f
• to have class avoir de la classe
2. transitive verb
classer
3. adjective
( = very good) (inf) de grande classe
4. compounds
► class-conscious adjective [person] conscient des distinctions sociales ; ( = snobbish) snob inv
► class consciousness noun conscience f de classe
► class president noun (US) ≈ chef m de classe
► class teacher noun (British) professeur mf principal(e)
* * *
[klɑːs], US [klæs] 1.
noun
1) Sociology classe f
2) (group of students) classe f; (lesson) cours m (in de)

in class — en cours or classe

to give a class — assurer un cours

to take a class — GB assurer un cours; US suivre un cours

3) (year group) promotion f, classe f
4) (category) classe f, catégorie f

to be in a class of one's own — être hors catégorie

she's in a different class from him — il n'y a aucune comparaison possible entre elle et lui

he's not in the same class as her — il n'arrive pas à sa cheville

5) (colloq) (elegance) classe f
6) Tourism classe f

to travel first/second class — voyager en première/deuxième classe

a first class seat — une place de première classe

7) GB University ≈ mention f

a first-/second-class degree — ≈ licence avec mention très bien/bien

8) Biology, Mathematics classe f
2.
transitive verb classer

to class somebody/something as — assimiler quelqu'un/quelque chose à


English-French dictionary. 2013.

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