What does upper class mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upper class, upper crust(adj)

    the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy

  2. upper-class(adj)

    occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society


  1. upper class(Noun)

    those people at the top of a social hierarchy

  2. upper class(Noun)

    the aristocracy


  1. Upper class

    The upper class in modern societies is the social class composed of the wealthiest members of society, who also wield the greatest political power. The upper class is generally contained within the wealthiest 1-2% of the population, and is distinguished by immense wealth which is passed on from generation to generation. The term is often used in conjunction with the terms "middle class" and "working class" as part of a tripartite model of social stratification.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upper class in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upper class in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Lind:

    The Southern upper class never really cared what color the serfs were.

  2. Paul Fussell:

    If you are an author and give one of your books to a member of the upper class, you must never expect him to read it.

  3. John Peet:

    Defining consultancy is a bit like defining the upper class every possible candidate draws the line just below himself.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    It is often not considered a lower or middle class woman's thinking but upper class lady's mentality in Indian society to marry a man who has already got divorced once.

  5. Economist Brian Jackson:

    Many large malls (and residential construction) in China.... are all hoping to target one demographic -- the upper class, what is needed to succeed is retail space that caters to (the much larger) bulk of middle-class Chinese.

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