Definition of classified in US English:

classified

adjective

  • 1Arranged in classes or categories.

    ‘a classified catalog of books’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They admitted a ‘technical glitch’ caused two North Yorkshire towns to be missed out of the new classified section of the phone book.’
    • ‘It appears that at least two classified books were used in this system.’
    • ‘It was in the classified section, just after an ad asking if anyone wanted to join a volleyball team.’
    • ‘The catch is that they can only call the numbers listed in the business and classified pages of the new phone book.’
    • ‘For the first time, the directory contains classified and traditional A-Z listings together in one book.’
    1. 1.1attributive (of newspaper or magazine advertisements or the pages on which these appear) organized in categories according to what is being advertised.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘But I can't imagine paying for a newspaper classified ad to sell a car again.’
      • ‘For days, he'd eagerly read each and every classified ad in the newspaper, and he'd already applied for several jobs.’
      • ‘Check the classified ads in the newspapers too.’
      • ‘Or consider buying used equipment, which may be available at some athletic stores and through newspaper classified ads.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Newspaper websites and some print editions often offer free classified ads for such situations.’
      • ‘Most newspaper sites have classified ads, local movie listings, and many even have restaurant directories.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘You could use classified ads in local newspapers and on the Internet - many of these are also free.’
      • ‘How can an online classified ads stand out from the others?’
      • ‘The second type can be located via newspaper classified ads.’
      • ‘Because classified advertising is sold by the line, abbreviations are used to save space.’
      • ‘He bought all the motorbike magazines and newspapers with classified ads and invited private sellers to display their bikes in his shops.’
      • ‘However, classified adverts in magazines show dealers advertising cars with higher mileage than yours for nearer £8,000.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Only one newspaper reported its classified ads as an important source of online income (it represents 40 percent of the paper's total revenue).’
      • ‘We suggest to our customers that they use our ads, for instance, in conjunction with a local classified ad in their newspaper.’
      • ‘Pointing out that the newspaper carries 4,000 classified advertisements every day, he said the massage section was probably the smallest part.’
      • ‘Check your local newspaper for classified listings that advertise affordable evening classes for adults.’
    2. 1.2 (of information or documents) designated as officially secret and to which only authorized people may have access.
      ‘classified information on nuclear experiments’
      • ‘They also include details gleaned from formerly classified Israeli documents written in Hebrew, which many researchers normally overlook.’
      • ‘There are only three levels of classified material: confidential, secret, top-secret.’
      • ‘The maximum penalty would be imposed on people who knowingly spread classified information or provided access to it to other parties.’
      • ‘Yet in principle, the freedom to access information is not intended to allow people to access classified information.’
      • ‘This is a classified document and is not intended for public release.’
      • ‘I've been in no classified briefing that said he has stopped his program.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘One can speculate about what kinds of classified documents they could've been after.’
      • ‘Roberts even says that Rockefeller expressed support for the program in subsequent classified briefings.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Planning for possible action will be ‘compartmentalised’ to ensure the fewest number of people have access to classified information.’
      • ‘To the CIA, however, the code name remains classified.’
      • ‘They've got tons of classified material and information that none of us have.’
      • ‘I should mention here that merely having a certain level of Security Clearance does not mean one is authorized to view classified information.’
      • ‘Think about a powerful government official leaking sensitive classified information to the press solely to discredit a critic of the government's policy.’
      • ‘Virtually all of the formerly classified reports are now readily available.’
      • ‘He was assigned the task of sending highly classified combat information to assigned receivers via electric codes.’
      • ‘Administrative personnel providing unauthorised access to classified information or enabling its dissemination will face three years in prison or community service.’
      • ‘While some portion of it remains classified, much is available to the public.’
      • ‘It is very serious if they were collecting and disseminating cheap political dirt from a classified document labeled ‘secret.’’
      private, personal, intimate, privileged, quiet
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noun

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

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

Pronunciation

classified

/ˈklæsəˌfaɪd//ˈklasəˌfīd/