1. classified ad, classified advertisement, classified, newspaper ad, newspaper advertisement

usage: a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type


1. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate, categorize, categorise

usage: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

2. classify, restrict

usage: declare unavailable, as for security reasons; "Classify these documents"

3. relegate, classify, assign, attribute

usage: assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"


1. classified (vs. unclassified), categorized, categorised, grouped, sorted

usage: arranged into classes

2. classified (vs. unclassified), eyes-only, confidential, restricted, secret, sensitive, top-secret

usage: official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation; "thousands of classified documents have now been declassified"

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