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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 wines and cooking were really as good as any in Europe, and the demeanour of the attendants exactly mirrored the fixed mood of the English upper class.
BOSTON -- Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, headquartered in Boston and with offices in New York City, confirmed today that Virgin Atlantic has selected the limousine chauffeured transportation company to provide transport services for its Upper Class passengers throughout New England, effective August 1, 2008.
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.
It turned out that even those participants not in the upper class were just as likely to report a willingness to engage in unethical behaviour as the upper-class cohort once they had been primed to see the benefits of greed, researchers said.
Influenced by some of the best British restaurants and private members clubs, the new Upper Class dining service has been completely redesigned and customers will enjoy customised menus and local delicacies.
Upper Class passengers will receive a reward card worth USD150 each way, Premium Economy passengers will receive a card worth USD75 each way and Economy Class passengers will receive a card worth USD25 each way.
Dedicated check in at all airports (Upper Class Wing private security corridor at Heathrow), invitation to Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses, priority boarding at all airports, the Upper Class Suite onboard - the longest flat bed in business class, an onboard bar, Freedom menu and inflight entertainment are some of the features which can be enjoyed by passengers.
For one, in contrast to Wells' southern case where the planters are a class in opposition above, there is no upper class here; Rice depicts a 'middle' suspended above workers with no other referent.
We are very proud to be able to offer the Upper Class Suite to passengers departing from Gatwick less that a year after its launch.
Virgin Atlantic made its first actual flight with the Upper Class Suite two weeks ago,and Sir Richarddescribed the reaction so far as ``absolutely astounding''.
When the revolution comes to Minya, Huda Hanim's place of birth and the location of her family estates, she does not look kindly upon the energy of the angry mob as it targets privileged positions of the British which look dangerously similar to those of the Egyptian upper class.

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