- Not as good, inferior.
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second-class — ˈsecond class adjective [only before a noun] 1. second class mail is cheaper to send than first class mail because it takes slightly longer to be delivered: • We aim to deliver 96% of second class letters by the third working day after collection … Financial and business terms
second class — ˈsecond class adjective [only before a noun] 1. second class mail is cheaper to send than first class mail because it takes slightly longer to be delivered: • We aim to deliver 96% of second class letters by the third working day after collection … Financial and business terms
second-class — adj [only before noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(people)¦ 2¦(lower standard)¦ 3¦(travel)¦ 4¦(mail)¦ 5¦(university degree)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PEOPLE)¦ considered to be less important and less valuable than other people ▪ Why should old people be treated like second… … Dictionary of contemporary English
second-class — adjective 1. ) low in quality or importance: a second class hotel All the merchandise was second class. a ) treated as if you are not as good or important as other people: Many of the women are treated like second class citizens. 2. ) only before … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Second class — generally indicates a secondary level of service or importance. Specific uses of the term include:In Scouting:* Second Class Scout in Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America) * Second Class Scout in Ranks in the Boy Scouts of AmericaIn rail travel:*… … Wikipedia
second-class — [sek′ənd klas′, sek′əndkläs′] adj. 1. of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the highest; of secondary quality 2. designating or of accommodations next below the best [a second class railway carriage ] ☆ 3. designating or of a class of… … English World dictionary
Second-class — Sec ond class , a. Of the rank or degree below the best or highest; inferior; second rate; as, a second class house; a second class passage; a second class citizen. [1913 Webster +PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
second-class — (adj.) 1837, from SECOND (Cf. second) (adj.) + CLASS (Cf. class) (n.). Phrase second class citizen is recorded from 1942 … Etymology dictionary
second class — ► NOUN 1) a set of people or things grouped together as the second best. 2) the second best accommodation in an aircraft, train, or ship. 3) Brit. the second highest division in the results of the examinations for a university degree. ► ADJECTIVE … English terms dictionary
second-class — second rate / second class [adj] inferior, cheap cheap and dirty*, common, commonplace, déclassé, hack*, low grade, low quality, mean, mediocre, poor, shoddy*, substandard, tacky*, tawdry; concepts 334,567,574 Ant. excellent, first class, first… … New thesaurus
second class — n [U] 1.) a way of travelling on a ship or train that is cheaper and less comfortable than ↑first class 2.) a way of delivering letters etc in Britain that is cheaper and slower than ↑first class 3.) the system in the US for delivering newspapers … Dictionary of contemporary English