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caste

caste

 
 
pronunciation:
kaest
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the four hereditary classes into which Hindu society is divided.
She is a member of the Brahman caste.
synonyms:
class, rank
similar words:
Brahman, untouchable, Vaisya
definition 2: any social grouping in a society that is based on heredity, wealth, or the like.
synonyms:
class, rank, station
similar words:
affiliation, position, status
definition 3: the status conferred by the class to which one belongs.
He lost caste by marrying a poor seamstress.
synonyms:
status
similar words:
rank, standing, station
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or designating social class.
India's caste system is well-known, but other countries have caste systems as well.