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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bourgeois  \Bour*geois"\,  n.  [From  a  French  type  founder  named 
  Bourgeois,  or  fr  F.  bourgeois  of  the  middle  class;  hence 
  applied  to  an  intermediate  size  of  type  between  brevier  and 
  long  primer:  cf  G.  bourgeois,  borgis  Cf  {Burgess}.] 
  (Print.) 
  A  size  of  type  between  long  primer  and  brevier.  See  {Type}. 
 
  Note:  This  line  is  printed  in  bourgeois  type 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bourgeois  \Bour*geois"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  bourg  town;  of  German 
  origin.  See  {Burgess}.] 
  A  man  of  middle  rank  in  society;  one  of  the  shopkeeping 
  class.  [France.]  a.  Characteristic  of  the  middle  class,  as  in 
  France. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bourgeois 
  adj  1:  (according  to  Marxist  thought)  being  of  the  property-owning 
  class  and  exploitive  of  the  working  class 
  2:  conforming  to  the  standards  and  conventions  of  the  middle 
  class;  "a  bourgeois  mentality"  [syn:  {conservative},  {materialistic}] 
  3:  belonging  to  the  middle  class 
  n  1:  engages  in  industrial  commercial  enterprise  [syn:  {businessperson}] 
  2:  a  member  of  the  middle  class  [syn:  {burgher}] 




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