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Caste meaning

caste - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
  2. 2. ( Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
  3. 3. One of the hereditary classes into which the Hindoos are divided according to the laws of Brahmanism.
  4. 4. A class of society, esp. in India.

caste - examples of usage

  1. It follows that by degrees the farming caste is dying out. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The young officers who had helped her in her flight, had very much the same charm of breeding, very much the same intonation of voice; instinctively she knew him to be of the same social caste; but they, and the officers whom she saw about the street and in the courtyard, when duty called them there, had the military air of command. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. The English feel it and the natives, too; yet we hold the respect of both, as no other half- caste line in India. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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