Definition of class verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

class

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//klɑːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they class
BrE BrE//klɑːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæs//
 
he / she / it classes
BrE BrE//ˈklɑːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæsɪz//
 
past simple classed
BrE BrE//klɑːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæst//
 
past participle classed
BrE BrE//klɑːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæst//
 
-ing form classing
BrE BrE//ˈklɑːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæsɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] class somebody/something (as something) to think or decide that somebody/something is a particular type of person or thing synonym classify Immigrant workers were classed as aliens. I wouldn't have classed you as a Shakespeare fan. One in five people in the country are classed as poor. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in sense (1)): from Latin classis ‘a division of the Roman people, a grade, or a class of pupils’.Extra examples Are the players classed as amateur or professional? I wouldn’t have classed you as a Shakespeare fan. In the ancient world slaves were classed with women and children. Prisoners classed as illiterate were given a basic education. The house could hardly be classed as a desirable property!
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: class