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upper class

n.
The highest socioeconomic class in a society.

up′per-class′ adj.

upper class

n
(Sociology) the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy, esp the wealthy or the aristocracy
adj (upper-class when prenominal)
1. (Sociology) of or relating to the upper class
2. (Education) education US of or relating to the junior or senior classes of a college or high school

up′per class′


n.
a class above the middle class, characterized by wealth and social prestige.
[1830–40]
up′per-class′, adj.

upper class

The highest class in society, usually made up of the wealthy and those holding hereditary rank.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upper class - the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchyupper class - the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
gentry, aristocracy - the most powerful members of a society
people in power, ruling class - the class of people exerting power or authority

upper class

noun
1. aristocracy, nobility, gentry, peerage, ruling class, upper crust (informal), elite, haut monde (French) Many of the British upper classes are no longer very rich.
adjective
1. aristocratic, upper-class, noble, high-class, patrician, top-drawer, blue-blooded, highborn All of them came from wealthy, upper class families.

upper class

nounadjectiveupper-class
Of high birth or social position:
Informal: upper-crust.
Translations
الطَّبَقَة العُليا
aristokraciearistokratický
overklasse
felsõbb osztályok
yfirstétt
višji sloj
yukarı sınıfyüksek tabaka

upper

(ˈapə) adjective
higher in position, rank etc. the upper floors of the building; He has a scar on his upper lip.
noun
(usually in plural) the part of a shoe above the sole. There's a crack in the upper.
ˈuppermost adjective
highest. in the uppermost room of the castle.
adverb
in the highest place or position. Thoughts of him were upper-most in her mind.
upper class
(of) the highest rank of society; (of) the aristocracy. The upper classes can no longer afford to have many servants; He speaks with an upper-class accent.
get/have the upper hand (of/over someone)
to have or win an advantage over. Our team managed to get the upper hand in the end.
References in classic literature ?
Yes," he replied; "I think if he isn't a man in society, he is, at least, a man belonging to the upper class.
The world is full of masonic ties, of guilds, of secret and public legions of honor; that of scholars, for example; and that of gentlemen, fraternizing with the upper class of every country and every culture.
By early 2018, Virgin Atlantic will refit all ten of their A330 Upper Class cabins.
org/fact-tank/2014/12/17/wealth-gap-upper-middle-income/) attempted to define class tiers in a 2014 report, in which the center came up with these strata based on median income: Upper class families earned more than twice the median income of American families; middle class families earned between two-thirds and twice the median income; and lower-income families earned less than two-thirds of the median income.
From the minute Upper Class passengers step out of their chauffeured limousine at Heathrow's T3 and are greeted by name, Virgin Atlantic staff wearing the technology will start the check-in process.
As soon as the Upper Class passengers step out of their chauffeured limousine at Heathrow's T3 and are greeted by name, Virgin Atlantic staff wearing the technology would begin their check-in process.
It may be that proportionally the upper class lost more sons than the working class, but their survivors returned to a life of luxury while the working class "Tommy" went back to grinding poverty.
Virgin Atlantic has decided to offer its Upper Class ground service to all passengers.
com by October 12 can pick up their upper class tickets for just $1,500 each way.
Even participants not in the upper class were just as likely to report a willingness to engage in unethical behavior as the upper-class cohort once they had been primed to see the benefits of greed, researchers said.
The automaker will provide 700 cars per annum to chauffeur Virgin Upper Class passengers to and from their UK airport of choice.
Passengers will wake up on Christmas Day to find a stocking full of goodies hung at the end of their Upper Class Suite, including a tree ornament, playing cards, a small bottle of Piper Heidsieck champagne, toiletries and cosmetics and a voucher for a bareMinerals treatment in the Gatwick or Heathrow Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Spa.

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