Definition of Second class

1. Noun. Not the highest rank in a classification.

Generic synonyms: Rank

2. Adverb. By second class conveyance. "We traveled second class"

3. Noun. Not the highest quality in a classification.
Generic synonyms: Inferiority, Low Quality

4. Noun. A class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations.
Exact synonyms: Cabin Class, Economy Class
Generic synonyms: Accommodation

Definition of Second class

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of second-class) ¹

2. Proper noun. The second-lowest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, between tenderfoot and first class ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Second Class

second act
second balcony
second banana
second bananas
second base
second baseman
second bases
second battle of Ypres
second best
second childhood
second conditional
second countable
second cousin
second cousin once removed
second cousins
second cranial nerve
second cuneiform bone
second deck
second degree A-V block
second degree burn
second down
second estate
second fiddle
second fiddles

Literary usage of Second class

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Of these only б per cent «ere first and 10J second class passengers, ... On 1st May 1885 second-class carnages were abolished on the branch lines of the ..."

2. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"It has thus been shewn that there are two kinds of numbers of the second class, (1) those which have an immediate predecessor ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"The aggregate amount of judgments of the second class rendered by said court re-es^ tablished by said Act. including interest, ..."

4. Report by New South Wales Dept. of Education (1894)
"School of the First Class £285 £194 Do second class 239 182 Do Third Class „ J94 171 Do Fourth Class 182 160 Assistant Teachers, 113. ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"The denial to a newspaper of entry as second-class mall, or the revocation of ... It merely deprives him of the very low postal rates, called second-class, ..."

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