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middle class

n.
The socioeconomic class between the working class and the upper class, usually including professionals, highly skilled laborers, and lower and middle management.

mid′dle-class′ adj.

middle class

n
(Sociology) Also called: bourgeoisie a social stratum that is not clearly defined but is positioned between the lower and upper classes. It consists of businesspeople, professional people, etc, along with their families, and is marked by bourgeois values. Compare lower class, upper class, working class
adj
(Sociology) of, relating to, or characteristic of the middle class

mid′dle class′


n.
1. a class of people intermediate between those of higher and lower economic or social standing, generally characterized by average income and education, conventional values, and conservative attitudes.
2. the class traditionally intermediate between the aristocracy and the working class.
[1760–70]
mid′dle-class′, adj.

middle class

The class of people in a society who are above the working class but below the upper class, typically composed of professionals and managers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.middle class - the social class between the lower and upper classesmiddle class - the social class between the lower and upper classes
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
petite bourgeoisie, petty bourgeoisie, petit bourgeois - lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.)
bourgeois, burgher - a member of the middle class
Translations
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middle class

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It is a case of life and death for us of the middle class. We refuse to perish.
Opposed to you are two great forces, each of which is more powerful than you of the middle class. The large capitalists, the trusts, in short, will not let you turn back.
The doctor next turned to a stout man, who seemed to belong half to the peasant, half to the middle class, the owner of a rough-pimpled but good-humored countenance.
Chaucer was a man of the middle class. His father, John Chaucer, was a London wine merchant.
The guild-masters were pushed on one side by the manufacturing middle class; division of labour between the different corporate guilds vanished in the face of division of labour in each single workshop.
Its success was immediate and enormous, both with the English middle class and with a wider circle of readers in the other European countries; it was followed by numerous imitations and it will doubtless always continue to be one of the best known of world classics.
Tied me up and delivered me into the hands of middle class morality.
"We don't live at Highgate, but we're middle class too, I suppose."
Long strings of young horses out of the country, fresh from the marshes; and droves of shaggy little Welsh ponies, no higher than Merrylegs; and hundreds of cart horses of all sorts, some of them with their long tails braided up and tied with scarlet cord; and a good many like myself, handsome and high-bred, but fallen into the middle class, through some accident or blemish, unsoundness of wind, or some other complaint.
Our Middle Class consists of Equilateral or Equal-Sided Triangles.
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I suppose you agree that the middle classes are stupid?"

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