Aristocrat A*ris"to*crat (?; 277), n. [F. aristocrate. See {Aristocracy}.] 1. One of the aristocracy or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble. [1913 Webster]

2. One who is overbearing in his temper or habits; a proud or haughty person. [1913 Webster]

A born aristocrat, bred radical. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

3. One who favors an aristocracy as a form of government, or believes the aristocracy should govern. [1913 Webster]

His whole family are accused of being aristocrats. --Romilly. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • aristocrat — (n.) 1789, from Fr. aristocrate, a word of the Revolution, a back formation from aristocratie (see ARISTOCRACY (Cf. aristocracy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aristocrat — patrician, *gentleman Antonyms: commoner …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aristocrat — [n] privileged person blueblood, gentleperson, lace curtain*, noble, patrician, peer, silk stocking, swell*, upper cruster*; concept 423 Ant. commoner, plebian, proletariat …   New thesaurus

  • aristocrat — ► NOUN ▪ a member of the aristocracy …   English terms dictionary

  • aristocrat — [ə ris′tə krat΄; ] chiefly Brit [ar′is təkrat΄] n. [Fr aristocrate: term popularized during Fr Revolution] 1. a member of the aristocracy; nobleman 2. a person with the tastes, manners, beliefs, etc. of the upper class 3. a person who believes in …   English World dictionary

  • aristocrat — noun /ˈærɪstəkræt,əˈrɪstəkræt/ a) One of the aristocracy, nobility, or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble (originally in Revolutionary France). ⁽¹⁾ Professor Fite, in The Platonic Legend, deprecates earlier idealization …   Wiktionary

  • aristocrat — n. a born aristocrat * * * [ ærɪstəkræt] a born aristocrat …   Combinatory dictionary

  • aristocrat — UK [ˈærɪstəˌkræt] / US [əˈrɪstəˌkræt] noun [countable] Word forms aristocrat : singular aristocrat plural aristocrats a member of the aristocracy …   English dictionary

  • aristocrat — noun Date: 1789 1. a member of an aristocracy; especially noble 2. a. one who has the bearing and viewpoint typical of the aristocracy b. one who favors aristocracy 3. one believed to be superior of its kind …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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