Open Class

Open class may refer to:

  • Open Class (Track and Field), an event classification
  • Open class (linguistics), a word class readily accepting new items
  • Open class (horse racing), a standardbred racing event open to all comers
  • FAI Open Class glider competition class with unlimited wingspan
  • IBM Open Class (IOC), a C++ class library
  • Open class system, a state of society

Famous quotes containing the words open and/or class:

    Rats!
    They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
    And bit the babies in the cradles,
    And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
    And licked the soup from the cooks’ own ladles,
    Split open the kegs of salted sprats,
    Made nests inside men’s Sunday hats,
    And even spoiled the women’s chats
    By drowning their speaking
    With shrieking and squeaking
    In fifty different sharps and flats.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    To avoid the consequences of posterity the mulattos give the blacks a first class letting alone. There is a frantic stampede white-ward to escape from Jamaica’s black mass.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)