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CASTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does caste mean? 

CASTE (noun)
  The noun CASTE has 3 senses:

1. social status or position conferred by a system based on class
2. (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
3. a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth

  Familiarity information: CASTE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CASTE (noun)


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Meaning:

Social status or position conferred by a system based on class

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

lose caste by doing work beneath one's station

Hypernyms ("caste" is a kind of...):

position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)


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Meaning:

(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("caste" is a kind of...):

class; social class; socio-economic class (people having the same social or economic status)

Domain category:

Hindooism; Hinduism (a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "caste"):

jati ((Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India; a special characteristic is often the exclusive occupation of its male members (such as barber or potter))


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Meaning:

A social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("caste" is a kind of...):

class; social class; socio-economic class (people having the same social or economic status)


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