Definition of classified in English:

classified

adjective

  • 1Arranged in classes or categories.

    ‘a classified catalogue of books’
    • ‘They admitted a ‘technical glitch’ caused two North Yorkshire towns to be missed out of the new classified section of the phone book.’
    • ‘It was in the classified section, just after an ad asking if anyone wanted to join a volleyball team.’
    • ‘It appears that at least two classified books were used in this system.’
    • ‘For the first time, the directory contains classified and traditional A-Z listings together in one book.’
    • ‘The catch is that they can only call the numbers listed in the business and classified pages of the new phone book.’
    • ‘Robert Teesdale, head gardener for Lord Carlisle at Castle Howard, compiled a classified catalogue of 197 rare plants in 1794.’
    • ‘In addition to the individual entries there are many valuable aids: a classified list of contents, glossary, chronology, maps, genealogies, a guide to further reading and an index.’
    1. 1.1attributive (of newspaper or magazine advertisements) organized in categories according to what is being advertised.
      ‘classified advertisements’
      ‘the classified columns of the newspaper’
      • ‘Most newspaper sites have classified ads, local movie listings, and many even have restaurant directories.’
      • ‘Take along your unwanted goods and sell them for instant cash, which beats selling via the classified adverts in newspapers, car boot sales or over the Internet.’
      • ‘You could use classified ads in local newspapers and on the Internet - many of these are also free.’
      • ‘Newspaper websites and some print editions often offer free classified ads for such situations.’
      • ‘Because classified advertising is sold by the line, abbreviations are used to save space.’
      • ‘Only one newspaper reported its classified ads as an important source of online income (it represents 40 percent of the paper's total revenue).’
      • ‘Worrying about employment gave Patrick a headache, and he dismissed the thoughts, telling himself that he would read the classified ads in the newspaper later.’
      • ‘Check the classified ads in the newspapers too.’
      • ‘He bought all the motorbike magazines and newspapers with classified ads and invited private sellers to display their bikes in his shops.’
      • ‘But I can't imagine paying for a newspaper classified ad to sell a car again.’
      • ‘If the amendments are passed - and we are yet to see that happen - we will have no newspaper advertising, except for advertisements in the classified columns.’
      • ‘However, classified adverts in magazines show dealers advertising cars with higher mileage than yours for nearer £8,000.’
      • ‘We suggest to our customers that they use our ads, for instance, in conjunction with a local classified ad in their newspaper.’
      • ‘For days, he'd eagerly read each and every classified ad in the newspaper, and he'd already applied for several jobs.’
      • ‘Here's how: find one or two fellow car enthusiasts, either people you trust, or people you can find from a taking out a small classified ad in a newspaper.’
      • ‘Check your local newspaper for classified listings that advertise affordable evening classes for adults.’
      • ‘How can an online classified ads stand out from the others?’
      • ‘Or consider buying used equipment, which may be available at some athletic stores and through newspaper classified ads.’
      • ‘The second type can be located via newspaper classified ads.’
      • ‘Pointing out that the newspaper carries 4,000 classified advertisements every day, he said the massage section was probably the smallest part.’
    2. 1.2British (of a road) assigned to a category according to its importance within the overall system of road numbering.
      • ‘They were concerned that the property had encroached on a classified road, thereby reducing the width.’
      • ‘The more important of the non-principal classified roads are numbered with a ‘B’ prefix.’
  • 2(of information or documents) designated as officially secret and accessible only to authorized people.

    ‘classified information on nuclear experiments’
    • ‘Think about a powerful government official leaking sensitive classified information to the press solely to discredit a critic of the government's policy.’
    • ‘It is very serious if they were collecting and disseminating cheap political dirt from a classified document labeled ‘secret.’’
    • ‘Planning for possible action will be ‘compartmentalised’ to ensure the fewest number of people have access to classified information.’
    • ‘The maximum penalty would be imposed on people who knowingly spread classified information or provided access to it to other parties.’
    • ‘I should mention here that merely having a certain level of Security Clearance does not mean one is authorized to view classified information.’
    • ‘Virtually all of the formerly classified reports are now readily available.’
    • ‘According to him, officially he would not have access to classified information but if the Prime Minister decided to give him certain documents, he would have to read them.’
    • ‘This is a classified document and is not intended for public release.’
    • ‘Administrative personnel providing unauthorised access to classified information or enabling its dissemination will face three years in prison or community service.’
    • ‘I've been in no classified briefing that said he has stopped his program.’
    • ‘It's still an unexact science, especially considering that he does not have access to any of the classified information that official decisionmakers are working from.’
    • ‘Roberts even says that Rockefeller expressed support for the program in subsequent classified briefings.’
    • ‘They've got tons of classified material and information that none of us have.’
    • ‘There are only three levels of classified material: confidential, secret, top-secret.’
    • ‘To the CIA, however, the code name remains classified.’
    • ‘They also include details gleaned from formerly classified Israeli documents written in Hebrew, which many researchers normally overlook.’
    • ‘Yet in principle, the freedom to access information is not intended to allow people to access classified information.’
    • ‘While some portion of it remains classified, much is available to the public.’
    • ‘One can speculate about what kinds of classified documents they could've been after.’
    • ‘He was assigned the task of sending highly classified combat information to assigned receivers via electric codes.’
    private, personal, intimate, privileged, quiet
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noun

classifieds
  • Small advertisements placed in a newspaper and organized in categories.

    • ‘Here's an example: The general merchandise categories of newspaper classifieds are among the most threatened.’
    • ‘Now, I've sold cars before using newspaper classifieds, but my recollection is of getting fewer inquiries.’
    • ‘In the back of the classifieds was a small advert.’
    • ‘Leaving out classifieds, a newspaper's business model revolves around connecting local buyers to local merchants.’
    • ‘Although several vendors were converting newspapers' classifieds for the Web, none had ventured into inserts.’
    • ‘If they get too skimpy, the public may decide that newspaper classifieds aren't an effective local marketplace.’
    • ‘There's plenty of time for local media to step up to bat with free classifieds and compete effectively.’
    • ‘Then, I could pick up the local newspaper and hopefully the classifieds would have some jobs.’
    • ‘Today, if you go to a typical newspaper classifieds site, you find yourself in a silo.’
    • ‘Would you place classifieds in regional newspapers?’
    • ‘It's a fairly startling projection of a future that's looking increasingly bleak for newspaper classifieds.’
    • ‘Nonrefundable tickets used to be regularly advertised in the newspaper classifieds.’
    • ‘I will never look at the classifieds section in quite the same way again.’
    • ‘He already had a listing of local restaurants, as well as a section for free local classifieds.’
    • ‘Smith and others went to Winnipeg, Canada, after hearing that a newspaper there offered free classifieds.’
    • ‘Such tickets used to be advertised regularly in newspaper classifieds.’
    • ‘Maybe I should place an advert in the local classifieds.’
    • ‘Traditional newspaper classifieds likely will maintain relationships only with an older demographic.’
    • ‘Every segment of newspaper classifieds is under attack from the online juggernaut, of course.’
    • ‘They will both feature a mix of news and sport, classifieds and advertisements.’

Pronunciation

classified

/ˈklasɪfʌɪd/