bourgeois

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bourgeois \Bour*geois"\, noun [From a French type founder named Bourgeois, or fr. F. bourgeois of the middle class; hence applied to an intermediate size of type between brevier and long primer: cf. G. bourgeois, borgis. Cf. {Burgess}.] (Print.) A size of type between long primer and brevier. See {Type}.

Note: This line is printed in bourgeois type.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bourgeois \Bour*geois"\, noun [F., fr. bourg town; of German origin. See {Burgess}.] A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class. [France.] a. Characteristic of the middle class, as in France.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

capitalistic \capitalistic\ adjective

1. Of or relating to capitalism or capitalists. capitalistic methods and incentives

Syn: capitalist. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Favoring or practicing capitalism. [Narrower terms: {bourgeois}] {socialistic}

Syn: capitalist. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bourgeois

adjective

1: (according to Marxist thought) being of the property- owning class and exploitive of the working class

2: conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality" [syn: {bourgeois}, {conservative}, {materialistic}]

3: belonging to the middle class

noun

1: a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise [syn: {businessperson}, {bourgeois}]

2: a member of the middle class [syn: {bourgeois}, {burgher}]


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