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  • upper classes — upper class or upper classes noun The people of the highest social rank • • • Main Entry: ↑up * * * the ˌupper ˈclass noun singular ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • upper classes — ➡ upper class * * * …   Universalium

  • upper classes — Gentry, gentlefolk, educated classes …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • the upper classes — the ˌupper ˈclass noun singular (also the ˌupper ˈclasses plural) the groups of people that are considered to have the highest social status and that have more mon …   Useful english dictionary

  • upper class — upper classes also upper class N COUNT COLL: usu the N The upper class or the upper classes are the group of people in a society who own the most property and have the highest social status, and who may not need to work for money. ...goods… …   English dictionary

  • upper — [up′ər] adj. [ME, compar. of up,UP1] 1. in a place or on a level above another [upper lip, upper jaw, upper floor] 2. higher in rank, authority, or dignity [the upper classes] 3. being farther north, farther inland, or at a higher elevation of… …   English World dictionary

  • upper class — UK US noun [S] ECONOMICS ► a social group consisting of the people who have the highest social rank and who are usually rich: »The upper classes usually send their children to private schools. → Compare LOWER CLASS(Cf. ↑lower class), THE MIDDLE… …   Financial and business terms

  • upper-class — UK US noun [S] ECONOMICS ► a social group consisting of the people who have the highest social rank and who are usually rich: »The upper classes usually send their children to private schools. → Compare LOWER CLASS(Cf. ↑lower class), THE MIDDLE… …   Financial and business terms

  • upper crust — The upper crust are the upper classes and the establishment …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Upper class — Is a concept in sociology that refers to the group of people at the top of a social hierarchy. Members of an upper class often have great power over the allocation of resources and governmental policy in their area. The phrase upper class has had …   Wikipedia

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