What does proletariat mean?

Definitions for proletariatˌproʊ lɪˈtɛər i ət

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word proletariat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. labor, labour, working class, proletariat(noun)

    a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

    "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"


  1. proletariat(Noun)

    The working class or lower class.

  2. proletariat(Noun)

    The wage earners collectively, excluding salaried workers.

  3. proletariat(Noun)

    In ancient Rome, the lowest class of citizens, who had no property.

  4. Origin: From prolétariat, from proletarius, from proles

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proletariat(noun)

    the indigent class in the State; the body of proletarians

  2. Origin: [F.]


  1. Proletariat

    The proletariat is a term used to describe the class of wage-earners in a capitalist society whose only possession of significant material value is their labor; a member of such a class is a proletarian.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Proletariat

    the name given to the lowest and poorest class in the State, and which still retains the original Roman meaning, as denoting, from proles, offspring, one who enriches the State not by his prosperity, but by his progeny.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proletariat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proletariat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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