Four Hundred
or 400 noun Date: 1888 the exclusive social set of a community — used with the

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  • four hundred — ☆ four hundred n. [popularized by C. J. Allen, New York Sun society reporter, from a remark by Ward McAllister: “There are only 400 people in New York that one really knows”; prob. from limited capacity of Mrs. J. J. Astor s ballroom] [also F H ] …   English World dictionary

  • Four Hundred — Four′ Hun′dred or 400 n. the exclusive social set of a city or area (usu. prec. by the) • Etymology: 1885–90, amer.; allegedly after the capacity of socialite Caroline Schermerhorn Astor s ballroom …   From formal English to slang

  • four hundred — adjective being one hundred more than three hundred • Syn: ↑400, ↑cd • Similar to: ↑cardinal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Four Hundred — the exclusive social set of a city or area. Also, 400. [1885 90, Amer.; allegedly after the capacity of the ballroom in the mansion of Caroline Schermerhorn Astor, a leader of New York society in the late 19th century] * * * …   Universalium

  • four hundred — (Roget s IV) n. [ Used with the ] Syn. jet set, high society, elite; see aristocracy …   English dictionary for students

  • Four Hundred — noun US the social elite of a community. Origin C19: from Ward McAllister s remark ‘There are only 400 people in New York that one really knows’ …   English new terms dictionary

  • four hundred —    Ehā haneli (hanele), lau …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Four Hundred — noun the exclusive social set of a city (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑set, ↑circle, ↑band, ↑lot • Member Holonyms: ↑society, ↑high society, ↑beau monde, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Four Hundred Years — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Four Hundred Years Información personal Origen Richmond, Virginia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Four Hundred Years — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Emocore Gründung 1997 Auflösung 2000 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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