Class vs Eques - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between class and eques

is that class is (countable) a group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes while eques is (historical|ancient rome) a member of the (equestrian order) (latin: ordo equester ), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of ancient rome, ranking below the patricians.

As a verb class

is to assign to a class; to classify.

As a adjective class

is (irish|british|slang) great; fabulous.



(wikipedia class)


  • (countable) A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 1, author=Saj Chowdhury, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Wolverhampton 1-2 Newcastle , passage=The Magpies are unbeaten and enjoying their best run since 1994, although few would have thought the class of 2011 would come close to emulating their ancestors.}}
  • (countable) A social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc. In Britain, society is commonly split into three main classes; upper class, middle class and working class.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. […]  But the scandals kept coming, and so we entered stage three – what therapists call "bargaining". A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul. Instead it offers fixes and patches.}}
  • (uncountable) The division of society into classes.
  • (uncountable) Admirable behavior; elegance.
  • (countable, and, uncountable) A group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher.
  • A series of classes covering a single subject.
  • (countable) A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class.
  • (countable) A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation.
  • (biology, taxonomy, countable) A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank.
  • Best of its kind.
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  • (mathematics) A collection of sets definable by a shared property.
  • (military) A group of people subject to be conscripted in the same military draft, or more narrowly those persons actually conscripted in a particular draft.
  • (programming, object-oriented) A set of objects having the same behavior (but typically differing in state), or a template defining such a set.
  • One of the sections into which a Methodist church or congregation is divided, supervised by a class leader .
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * business class * character class * class action * class clown * class diagram * class reunion * class struggle * economy class * equivalence class * first class * form class * middle class * noun class * pitch class * professional class * school class * second class * social class * spectral class * super class * third class * touch of class * upper class * working class * abstract class * anonymous/local class * base class * class diagram * convenience class * factory class * final class * inner class * outer class * static class * subclass * wrapper class


  • To assign to a class; to classify.
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  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace, […]; and the way she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way she talked to the waiters and the maid, […]—all these unexpected phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous types as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.}}
  • To be grouped or classed.
  • — Tatham.
  • To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.
  • Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * outclass * subclass


  • (Irish, British, slang) great; fabulous
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  • (historical, Ancient Rome) A member of the (equestrian order) (Latin: ordo equester ), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of Ancient Rome, ranking below the patricians.
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