an instrument for measuring the pressure of gases or liquids, consisting of a semicircular or coiled, flexible metal tube attached to a gauge that records the degree to which the tube is straightened by the pressure of the gas or liquid inside.
a town. a French market town. a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km). Capital: Bourg. Historical Examples Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond Belgium Emile Cammaerts The Spell of Flanders Edward Neville Vose The Nabob Alphonse Daudet A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees Edwin Asa Dix The Story of Bruges […]
a member of the middle class. a person whose political, economic, and social opinions are believed to be determined mainly by concern for property values and conventional respectability. a shopkeeper or merchant. belonging to, characteristic of, or consisting of the middle class. conventional; middle-class. dominated or characterized by materialistic pursuits or concerns. a size of […]
a female member of the bourgeoisie. bourgeoisie (def 1). Historical Examples The Country House John Galsworthy Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards The Belgian Cookbook Various The Messenger Elizabeth Robins The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862 Various Les […]
the bourgeois class. (in Marxist theory) the class that, in contrast to the proletariat or wage-earning class, is primarily concerned with property values. Contemporary Examples Communism’s Victims Deserve a Museum James Kirchick August 24, 2014 Is This a Book Worth Saving? Considering ‘The Art of Joy’ Lauren Elkin September 5, 2013 Who Is Philip Roth’s […]