What does Elite mean?

Definitions for Elite
ɪˈlit, eɪˈlitElite

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Elite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elite, elite groupadjective

    a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status

  2. elect, eliteadjective

    selected as the best

    "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"

Wiktionary

  1. elitenoun

    A special group or social class of people which have a superior intellectual, social or economic status as, the elite of society.

    Etymology: From elit, eslit past participle of elire, eslire, from eligere; see elect.

  2. elitenoun

    Someone who is among the best at certain task.

    Etymology: From elit, eslit past participle of elire, eslire, from eligere; see elect.

  3. eliteadjective

    Of high birth or social position; aristocratic or patrician.

    Etymology: From elit, eslit past participle of elire, eslire, from eligere; see elect.

  4. eliteadjective

    Representing the choicest or most select of a group

    Etymology: From elit, eslit past participle of elire, eslire, from eligere; see elect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elitenoun

    a choice or select body; the flower; as, the elite of society

    Etymology: [F., fr. lire to choose, L. eligere. See Elect.]

Freebase

  1. Elite

    An elite in political and sociological theory, is a small group of people who control a disproportionate amount of wealth or political power.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elite

    ā-lēt, n. a chosen or select part: the best of anything. [Fr. élite—L. electa (pars, a part, understood). See Elect, v.t.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. elite

    Clueful. Plugged-in. One of the cognoscenti. Also used as a general positive adjective. This term is not actually native hacker slang; it is used primarily by crackers and warez d00dz, for which reason hackers use it only with heavy irony. The term used to refer to the folks allowed in to the “hidden” or “privileged” sections of BBSes in the early 1980s (which, typically, contained pirated software). Frequently, early boards would only let you post, or even see, a certain subset of the sections (or ‘boards’) on a BBS. Those who got to the frequently legendary ‘triple super secret’ boards were elite. Misspellings of this term in warez d00dz style abound; the forms l337 eleet, and 31337 (among others) have been sighted.A true hacker would be more likely to use ‘wizardly’. Oppose lamer.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. elite

    The élite of naval or military forces is the choicest selection from them.

Suggested Resources

  1. elite

    Song lyrics by elite -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by elite on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Elite' in Nouns Frequency: #2152

How to pronounce Elite?

How to say Elite in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elite in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Elite in a Sentence

  1. Ben Carson:

    If the leaders of the Republican Party want to destroy the party, they should continue to hold meetings like the one described in the Washington Post this morning, if this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party.

  2. Ben Holbrook:

    Everyone invited to his camp has already been incredibly successful in rowing in some way, i have always thought that Mike’s job is to determine who of the most elite athletes can work together in the most pressure-packed moments to maximize the opportunity to win gold.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    they see their dreams and aspirations crumble in front of their face, and all their wicked intentions to destroy the human race- we must use reggae music to chant down babylon. All forums of elite domination must be destroyed, and we use reggae music to do it.

  4. Tiger Woods:

    If I am at home and have school pick-up and soccer practices, I'm a lot more sore than I am now. But playing at this elite level is a completely different deal. You've got to be spot on. These guys are too good, there are too many guys that are playing well and I'm just not one of them.

  5. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul:

    He didn't go to jail, why? Because he was rich, and he was elite, and he was going to a very special school.

Images & Illustrations of Elite

  1. EliteEliteEliteEliteElite

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Elite#1#5182#10000

Translations for Elite

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Elite »

Translation

Find a translation for the Elite definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Elite definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Elite." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 17 Jan. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Elite>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Elite? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    indecision in speech or action
    • A. jab
    • B. wavering
    • C. breastwork
    • D. sweep

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Elite: