Definition of high-class in US English:



  • Of a high standard, quality, or social class.

    ‘a high-class boarding school’
    • ‘Visitors could stay in one of the planned luxury hotels, enjoy top-quality entertainment at the arena and drop in to the casino before eating in one of the range of high-class restaurants which will grace the waterfront.’
    • ‘He has all the right credentials to make a high-class hurdler.’
    • ‘My dad is really uptight and we live in a fancy high-class neighborhood.’
    • ‘The fictional Montecito is a high-class casino and hotel in the heart of Vegas.’
    • ‘Amateurs rather than professionals provided entertainment the same evening in a high-class concert at Victoria Hall.’
    • ‘The seven-day event will attract high-class musicians and 1000 spectators per show each night.’
    • ‘He believes high-class cashmere products are the only way ahead.’
    • ‘The council can spend as much money on surveys as they like, they will never attract any high-class businesses or get the good shoppers to come back.’
    • ‘One former high-class call-girl, however, is prepared to explain in detail how some agencies work.’
    • ‘Members of Bingley Operatic Society said the idea to replace the arts centre with a high-class food store was ludicrous.’
    • ‘For a spot of high-class window shopping at the expense of Prada, Valentino and Versace, try a stroll down Madison Avenue.’
    • ‘Also among the suggestions being looked at for the site is a high-class hotel, conference centre and restaurant.’
    • ‘A high-class Bradford city centre restaurant has been put up for sale - less than three months after it was reopened with a new menu.’
    • ‘I go to the cheap markets and the expensive markets, I mix with low-class and high-class society.’
    • ‘I feel a high-class hotel with all its attendant facilities would carry more kudos than yet more apartments.’
    • ‘A high-class novice hurdler last season, Lord Sam has won both his races over fences in the style of a hugely talented young chaser.’
    • ‘Once a fixture at some of Manchester's most high-class establishments, he now rubs shoulders with truckers and tea ladies.’
    • ‘Slowly shops and other amenities grew up beside the inns and a high-class residential area called Belle Grove was built.’
    • ‘He was today starting a seven-year jail sentence exactly one month after the raid at the high-class jewellers near York Minster.’
    • ‘He comes from a high-class family of mandarin intellectuals who despised commerce and viewed making money as vulgar.’
    superior, upper-class, first-rate, high-quality, top-quality, high-grade, excellent, select, elite, exclusive, choice, premier, top, top-flight, grade a
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