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 for classic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Classic \Clas"sic\ (kl[a^]s"s[i^]k), Classical \Clas"sic*al\, a.
     [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,
     1. Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in
        literature or art.
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              Give, as thy last memorial to the age,
              One classic drama, and reform the stage. --Byron.
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              Mr. Greaves may justly be reckoned a classical
              author on this subject [Roman weights and coins].
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     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.
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              Though throned midst Latium's classic plains. --Mrs.
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              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.
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              He [Atterbury] directed the classical studies of the
              undergraduates of his college.        --Macaulay.
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     3. Conforming to the best authority in literature and art;
        chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.
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              Classical, provincial, and national synods.
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     Classicals orders. (Arch.) See under Order.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Classic \Clas"sic\, n.
     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.
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              In is once raised him to the rank of a legitimate
              English classic.                      --Macaulay.
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     2. One learned in the literature of Greece and Rome, or a
        student of classical literature.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 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,
      n 1: a creation of the highest excellence
      2: an artist who has created classic works

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "classic":
     French literature, Renaissance literature, ageless,
     ancient literature, archetypal, archetype, art object,
     belles lettres, best seller, book, bound book, brainchild,
     bric-a-brac, capital, champion, classical, classical music,
     classics, coloring book, composition, concert music, concertino,
     concerto, concerto grosso, contemporary literature, creation,
     deathless, definitive, definitive work, design, enduring, epitome,
     erotic literature, erotica, excellent, exemplar, exemplary, famous,
     fine, first-rate, folio, folk literature, great work, grotesque,
     hardback, humane letters, ideal, immortal, juvenile, juvenile book,
     kitsch, leading, legendary, letters, limp-cover book, literature,
     longhair music, magnum opus, master, masterpiece, masterwork,
     medieval literature, mirror, mobile, model, museum piece,
     national literature, nonbook, notable, notebook, noteworthy, novel,
     nude, obscene literature, old master, opus, opuscule, opusculum,
     outstanding, paperback, paradigm, paradigmatic, paragon, pasticcio,
     pastiche, pattern of perfection, picture book, piece,
     piece of virtu, playbook, pocket book, polite literature,
     pop literature, popular literature, pornographic literature,
     pornography, prayer book, prime, production, prototypal, prototype,
     prototypical, psalmbook, psalter, pseudonymous literature,
     publication, quintessence, quintessential, representative,
     republic of letters, rhapsody, scatological literature,
     semiclassical music, serial, serious literature, sinfonietta,
     sketchbook, soft-cover, songbook, stabile, standard, standard work,
     statue, still life, storybook, study, superior, symphonia,
     symphonic music, symphonic ode, symphony, time-honored, timeless,
     title, tome, tone poem, top, top-notch, tour de force, trade book,
     travel literature, underground literature, undying, venerable,
     very model, virtu, volume, wisdom literature, work, work of art,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      An adjective used before or after a noun to describe
     the original version of something, especially if the original
     is considered to be better.
     Examples include "Star Trek Classic" - the original TV series
     as opposed to the films, ST The Next Generation or any of the
     other spin-offs and follow-ups; or "PC Classic" - IBM's
     ISA-bus computers as opposed to the PS/2 series.

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