category

[ kat-i-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF category
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The second point in this category is own cousin to the above.

They belong entirely to the category of what is wise to realize good.

D--n the rogues; I thought at one time they had me in a category!

Also there is a touch of irony in them, which takes them out of the category of sophistry.

Such changes do not come under the category of profiteering.

"You must leave me out of the category of the shrewd ones, however," said Winthrop.

Mr. Merl did not belong to any one category he had ever seen before.

In an humble fashion, I may lay claim to belong to this category.

Usually,—yes; but there are occasions which are not in this category.

And is it in that category you'd class his love for his father?

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French catégorie, from Late Latin categoria, from Greek kategoria "accusation, prediction, category," verbal noun from kategorein "to speak against; to accuse, assert, predicate," from kata "down to" (or perhaps "against;" see cata-) + agoreuein "to harangue, to declaim (in the assembly)," from agora "public assembly" (see agora). Original sense of "accuse" weakened to "assert, name" by the time Aristotle applied kategoria to his 10 classes of things that can be named.

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