category noun

ADJ. broad, general | narrow | distinct, separate | special We have created a special category for part-time workers. | high (law) the highest category of sexual assault | high-risk Intravenous drug users are in a high-risk category for hepatitis C. | age, social

VERB + CATEGORY be included in, belong to, come into, fall into, fit (into) The towns investigated fell into two broad categories. | assign sb/sth to, divide sb/sth into, group sb/sth under, put sb/sth in/into | create, define, establish

CATEGORY + VERB comprise sth, include sth

PREP. in/within a/the ~ He competed in the youngest age category. | ~ of a higher category of prison

PHRASES be in a category (all) of its/your own (= to be unique)