Castes are groups of people who are born into a particular group and are not allowed to change or join another group. In some societies, castes are still used today.

  • The castes are the people who work in the palace.

  • The castes are the people who are allowed to marry.

Definition of castes


a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth


(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity


in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony


social status or position conferred by a system based on class

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Example Sentences for castes

  • 1

    Kalineesan introduced the discrimination of caste among the people.

  • 2

    At the End of the day we both agree that the caste system is discrimination.

  • 3

    The Brahmins were the priestly caste of the Aryan peoples.

  • 4

    Thousands of people irrespective of caste and creed participate in the feast.

  • 5

    The arain caste is the caste of vegetable growers.

  • 6

    Another major extortion from the Nadar caste people was in the form of taxes.

  • 7

    The ball was cast into the air.

  • 8

    It was cast in resin and came unpainted.

  • 9

    Most of the script was improvised by the cast.

  • 10

    In the preferred embodiment the bracket is cast.