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Of, intended for, or relating to high-income consumers: an upscale neighborhood; upscale fashions.
v. (also ŭp-skāl′) up·scaled, up·scal·ing, up·scales
1. To raise to a higher level; upgrade.
2. To increase the resolution of (a video signal).
3. To redesign or market for higher-income consumers: "the upscaling of TV dinners [to] savory, low-calorie entrées" (Bernice Kanner).
1. To make a change in favor of something larger or more expensive: "She upscaled to a three-bedroom out on Boulder Highway" (David Corbett).
2. To become more prosperous: "The neighborhood is changing, upscaling but in an ungainly way" (Carol Anshaw).
3. To increase the resolution of a video signal.
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of or for the upper end of an economic or social scale; up-market
(tr) to increase the scale of
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of, for, or designating people at the upper end of a social or economic scale.
[1970–75, Amer.]
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Adj.1.upscale - appropriate for people with good incomesupscale - appropriate for people with good incomes; "an upscale neighborhood"; "an upscale motel"
upmarket - designed for consumers with high incomes; "he turned up in well-cut clothes...and upmarket felt hats"- New Yorker
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adj (US) → anspruchsvoll; goods, productshochwertig; restaurant, hotelder gehobenen Preisklasse
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Deemed "Upscale", the proposed new Doubletree would contribute 184 rooms to the downtown overnight accommodations scene.
The upper upscale segment is expecting to add 38 hotels with 12,516 rooms, the largest addition of rooms among the segments, followed by the luxury segment (26 hotels with 5,318 rooms) and the upscale segment (31 hotels with 5,024 rooms).
The three other segments each made up more than 10 per cent of rooms Under Contract: the Upscale segment with 18.6 per cent, the Luxury segment at 18.5 per cent and the Unaffiliated segment at 13.9 per cent.
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