What does the word stratum mean?

Usage examples for stratum

  1. The notion that success lies in reaching the modes of life in the next higher social stratum; the fancy that those ways are the standard of what is worthy, becoming, or proper; the idea that our standing is determined by our knowledge of what is or is not the thing, is one of the degrading influences of modern times. – Home Again by George MacDonald
  2. " Now this is William's stratum," announced Bertram at the foot of the stairs. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. This, of course, carried then gossip into another stratum of society altogether. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler