clas·sic / ˈklasik/ • adj. judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind: a classic car. ∎ (of a garment or design) of a simple elegant style not greatly subject to changes in fashion. ∎ remarkably and instructively typical: I had the classic symptoms.• n. 1. a work of art of recognized and established value: his books have become classics. ∎ a garment of a simple, elegant, and long-lasting style. ∎ a thing that is memorable and a very good example of its kind: he's hoping that tomorrow's game will be a classic.2. (usu. Classics) a school subject that involves the study of ancient Greek and Latin literature, philosophy, and history. ∎ (usu. the classics) the works of ancient Greek and Latin writers and philosophers. ∎ dated a scholar of ancient Greek and Latin.3. a major sports tournament or competition, as in golf or tennis.