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a·ris·to·crat

 (ə-rĭs′tə-krăt′, ăr′ĭs-)
n.
1. A member of a ruling class or of the nobility.
2. A person having the tastes, manners, or other characteristics of the aristocracy: a natural aristocrat who insists on the best accommodations.
3. A person who advocates government by an aristocracy.
4. One considered the best of its kind: the aristocrat of cars.

[French aristocrate, from aristocratie, aristocracy, from Old French, from Late Latin aristocratia; see aristocracy.]

a·ris′to·crat′ic, a·ris′to·crat′i·cal adj.
a·ris′to·crat′i·cal·ly adv.

aristocrat

(ˈærɪstəˌkræt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of the aristocracy; a noble
2. a person who has the manners or qualities of a member of a privileged or superior class
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who advocates aristocracy as a form of government

a•ris•to•crat

(əˈrɪs təˌkræt, ˈær ə stə-)

n.
1. a member of a governing aristocracy.
2. a hereditary noble.
3. a person who has the taste, manners, etc., characteristic of members of an aristocracy.
4. an advocate of an aristocratic form of government.
5. regarded as the best of its kind: the aristocrat of wines.
[1770–80; < French aristocrate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aristocrat - a member of the aristocracyaristocrat - a member of the aristocracy    
aristocracy, nobility - a privileged class holding hereditary titles
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
baronet, Bart - a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight; "since he was a baronet he had to be addressed as Sir Henry Jones, Bart."
brahman, brahmin - a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family); "a Boston brahman"
female aristocrat - a woman who is an aristocrat
Highness - (Your Highness or His Highness or Her Highness) title used to address a royal person
male aristocrat - a man who is an aristocrat
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
princess - a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
raja, rajah - a prince or king in India
ranee, rani - (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja

aristocrat

noun noble, lord, lady, peer, patrician, grandee, nobleman, aristo (informal), childe (archaic), noblewoman, peeress He is the archetypal English aristocrat
Translations
أرِسْتوقْراطي،مِن طَبَقَة ألأشْراف
šlechticaristokrat
aristokrat
aristokraattiylimys
aristokrataristokratkinja
arisztokrata
aîalsmaîur
貴族
aristokrat
aristokratsoylu

aristocrat

[ˈærɪstəkræt] Naristócrata mf

aristocrat

[əˈrɪstəkræt] naristocrate mf

aristocrat

nAristokrat(in) m(f), → Adlige(r) mf; he is too much of an aristocrat to … (fig)er ist sich (dat)zu fein, um … zu …; the aristocrat of the dog/cat familyder edelste Vertreter der Hunde-/Katzenfamilie

aristocrat

[ˈærɪstəˌkræt] nnobile m/f, aristocratico/a

aristocracy

(ӕrəˈstokrəsi) noun
in some countries, the nobility and others of the highest social class, who usually own land.
ˈaristocrat (-krӕt) , ((American) əˈristəkrӕt) noun
a member of the aristocracy.
ˌaristoˈcratic (-ˈkrӕ-) , ((American) əˌristəˈkrӕtik) adjective
(of people, behaviour etc) proud and noble-looking. an aristocratic manner.
ˌaristoˈcratically adverb
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In England the line is in one place, in Burmah in another, and in America in another; but the aristocrat of all these countries never goes over it.
And how had it fared with the nobly born, the titled aristocrat, the Demoiselle Alisande la Carteloise?
But even if not, even if I knew certainly not, show me the neck of an aristocrat and tyrant, and still I would--"
He was a great aristocrat and a good-looking man, above middle height and with attractive features, in spite of his hard forehead and his rather cold eyes.
Christian Socialism is but the holy, water with which the priest consecrates the heart-burnings of the aristocrat.
You are quite right, Beauchamp," observed the young aristocrat.
An aristocrat need not be ashamed of the trade," observed Laurence; "for the Czar Peter the Great once served an apprenticeship to it.
Not that I admire a head of that sort; it wants character and force; there's too much of the sen-si-tive (so he articulated it, curling his lip at the same time) in that mouth; besides, there is Aristocrat written on the brow and defined in the figure; I hate your aristocrats.
But it is not hard to own that disease is the natural aristocrat.
She was an aristocrat to the tips of her fingers; she really didn't care for anybody.
An aristocratic polity produces every now and then an aristocrat who is also an accident, a man of intellectual independence and insight, a Napoleon born in the purple.
The Duke, however stimulated, had the instincts of an aristocrat, and desired rather to stare at the house than to spy on it; but Flambeau, who had the instincts of a burglar (and a detective), had already swung himself from the wall into the fork of a straggling tree from which he could crawl quite close to the only illuminated window in the back of the high dark house.