upper-class


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • upper-class — adjective Date: 1837 of, relating to, or characteristic of the upper class …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • upper class — noun Date: 1814 a social class occupying a position above the middle class and having the highest status in a society …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Upper class district — An upper class district is a neighborhood with expensive real estate. This article mostly uses the American English meaning of upper class, in which wealth is the only requirement for upper class status. The meaning of upper class in some other… …   Wikipedia

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  • American upper class — The American upper class describes the sociological concept pertaining to the top layer of society in the United States. This social class is most commonly described as consisting of those with great wealth and power and may also be referred to… …   Wikipedia

  • lower-class vs middle-class vs upper-class low-class — non U on U (n[o^]n*[=u] ), adj. Not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use. [Chiefly British] [Narrower terms: {lower class (vs. middle class) (vs. upper class), low class}] Syn: vulgar. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Class stratification — is a form of social stratification in which a society tends to divide into separate classes whose members have differential access to resources and power. An economic and cultural rift usually exists between different classes. People are usually… …   Wikipedia

  • Upper — Up per, a.; comp. of {Up}. Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a legislature. [1913 Webster] {The upper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upper Bench — Upper Up per, a.; comp. of {Up}. Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a legislature. [1913 Webster] {The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upper case — Upper Up per, a.; comp. of {Up}. Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a legislature. [1913 Webster] {The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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