the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
(biology) a taxonomic class below a phylum and above a class
belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum
the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case; X and Y and Z etc"
one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"