from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, intended for, or relating to high-income consumers: an upscale neighborhood; upscale fashions.
- transitive v. To raise to a higher level; upgrade.
- transitive v. To redesign or market for higher-income consumers: "the upscaling of TV dinners [to] savory, low-calorie entrées” ( Bernice Kanner).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Marked by wealth or quality; high-class.
- v. To increase in size, to scale up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. relating to, or characteristic of, affluent people or people in the upper social classes.
- adj. expensive or of high quality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. appropriate for people with good incomes
Renault will also start selling in India early next year the Pulse, which it describes as an upscale compact car, and also plans to launch locally-made versions of its Dacia Duster sports utility vehicle and a sedan in 2012.
Some of the features that average home buyers want today used to be considered optional and were standard only in upscale luxury homes.
Fake flowers are blooming where they've never been before -- in upscale gardens, window boxes and containers.
Many residents of the business district live in upscale condos and are less likely to apply.
I am not one to habitually eat in upscale restaurants, nor expensive meals, on the contrary, my self proclaimed nutritionist, my wife, has taught me well to eat most of my meals in light portions and cut the grease.
If the GOP hopes to become a majority party, it needs to get serious about winning back its once-natural allies in upscale America -- and that means taking steps toward the center.
(A side note is due here, because I have always felt that if we compared our heavily-resourced schools in upscale suburban neighborhoods with those of other nations, we would hold our own).
Investigators said the women met their clients in upscale hotels and charged about $350 an hour, the affiliate reported.
These were mostly young Boomers who could well afford new housing in upscale suburbs where their parents lived, but instead opted to move into older, run-down inner-city areas with more "character."
I use the word upscale because even though prices for the newest version of