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Four Hundred

also 400
n.
The wealthiest and most exclusive social set of a community, especially that of New York City during the Gilded Age.

Four Hundred

n
the Four Hundred US the most exclusive or affluent social clique in a particular place

Four′ Hun′dred

or 400,


n.
the exclusive social set of a city or area (usu. prec. by the).
[1885–90, Amer.; allegedly after the capacity of socialite Caroline Schermerhorn Astor's ballroom]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
band, circle, lot, set - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
beau monde, bon ton, high society, smart set, society - the fashionable elite
Adj.1.four hundred - being one hundred more than three hundred
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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