Four Hundred


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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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Four hundred, at a pistole each, four hundred pistoles.
Mynheer van Baerle the father had amassed in the Indian trade three or four hundred thousand guilders, which Mynheer van Baerle the son, at the death of his dear and worthy parents, found still quite new, although one set of them bore the date of coinage of 1640, and the other that of
As the number of the sides increases, a Polygon approximates to a Circle; and, when the number is very great indeed, say for example three or four hundred, it is extremely difficult for the most delicate touch to feel any polygonal angles.
In obedience to this summons four hundred and eighteen able-bodied men assembled.
It was Saturday; and except that he had a matter of four hundred pounds in his pocket which it was his duty to hand over to the British Linen Company's Bank, he had the whole afternoon at his disposal.
I am alone in charge of three hospitals with more than four hundred patients
Enraged to find that with this great preparation he should be able to effect nothing, he landed at Mazna four hundred Portuguese, under the command of Don Christopher de Gama, his brother.
Then it reached out to master an area of four hundred and thirteen thousand square miles--a great Lone Land of undeveloped resources.
If his lordship dies first,' the lawyer proceeded, 'I have been informed that the only provision he can make for his widow consists in a rent-charge on the property of no more than four hundred a year.
The origin of the Chinese tone is not a poetical one, but is undoubtedly due to the necessity of having some distinguishing method of accentuation in a language which only contains about four hundred different sounds.
And this modest ambition had been realized for him by a group of what he was accustomed to refer to as decent old bucks, who had installed him as secretary of that aristocratic and exclusive club, Brown's in St James Street, at an annual salary of four hundred pounds.
Passing over the difference between the smallest and largest States, as Delaware, whose most numerous branch consists of twenty-one representatives, and Massachusetts, where it amounts to between three and four hundred, a very considerable difference is observable among States nearly equal in population.