What does elect mean?

Definitions for elect
ɪˈlɛktelect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chosen, elect(adj)

    an exclusive group of people

    "one of the elect who have power inside the government"

  2. elect, elite(adj)

    selected as the best

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

  3. elect(ip)(verb)

    elected but not yet installed in office

    "the president elect"

  4. elect(verb)

    select by a vote for an office or membership

    "We elected him chairman of the board"

  5. elect(verb)

    choose

    "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"

Wiktionary

  1. elect(Noun)

    In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven.

    Etymology: From electus, past participle of eligere, from e- + legere; see legend.

  2. elect(Verb)

    To choose or make a decision (to do something)

    Etymology: From electus, past participle of eligere, from e- + legere; see legend.

  3. elect(Verb)

    To choose (a candidate) in an election

    Etymology: From electus, past participle of eligere, from e- + legere; see legend.

  4. elect(Adjective)

    Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.

    He is the President-elect.

    Etymology: From electus, past participle of eligere, from e- + legere; see legend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elect(adj)

    chosen; taken by preference from among two or more

    Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

  2. Elect(adj)

    chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life

    Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

  3. Elect(adj)

    chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect

    Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

  4. Elect(noun)

    one chosen or set apart

    Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

  5. Elect(noun)

    those who are chosen for salvation

    Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

  6. Elect(verb)

    to pick out; to select; to choose

    Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

  7. Elect(verb)

    to select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor

    Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

  8. Elect(verb)

    to designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor

    Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elect

    e-lekt′, v.t. to choose out: to select for any office or purpose: to select by vote.—adj. chosen: taken by preference from among others: chosen for an office but not yet in it (almost always after the noun, as 'consul elect').—n. one chosen or set apart.—n. Elec′tion, the act of electing or choosing: the public choice of a person for office, usually by the votes of a constituent body: freewill: (theol.) the exercise of God's sovereign will in the predetermination of certain persons to salvation: (B.) those who are elected.—v.i. Electioneer′, to labour to secure the election of a candidate.—n. Electioneer′er.—n. and adj. Electioneer′ing, the soliciting of votes and other business of an election.—adj. Elect′ive, pertaining to, dependent on, or exerting the power of choice.—adv. Elect′ively.—ns. Electiv′ity; Elect′or, one who elects: one who has a vote at an election: the title formerly belonging to those princes and archbishops of the German Empire who had the right to elect the Emperor:—fem. Elect′ress, Elect′oress.—adjs. Elect′oral, Electō′rial, pertaining to elections or to electors: consisting of electors.—ns. Elect′orate, the dignity or the territory of an elector: the body of electors; Elect′orship.—The elect (theol.), those chosen by God for salvation. [L. e, out, legĕre, to choose.]

Editors Contribution

  1. elect

    To choose by a vote.

    They did elect the local candidate that best reflects their collective choice.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elect' in Verbs Frequency: #396

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of elect in a Sentence

  1. Larry Hogan:

    The issue I'm concerned about is President Trump has a very low re-elect number, I think in the 30s, high 30s, low 40s, so the chance of President Trump losing a general election are pretty good. I'm not saying President Trump couldn't win, but President Trump's pretty weak in the general election.

  2. Kimberly Reed:

    Our country is in a much stronger position now, and I hope that President-elect Biden will continue this effort.

  3. State Alex Padilla:

    It appears that Mr. Trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him, his reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a President-Elect.

  4. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    Today, President Trump committed to helping elect Ten House Republicans in the House and Senate in 2022, a Republican majority will listen to our fellow Americans and solve the challenges facing our nation. Democrats, on the other hand, have only put forward an agenda that divides us — such as impeaching a President who is now a private citizen and destroying blue-collar energy jobs. For the sake of our country, the radical Democrat agenda must be stopped.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    For positions of such influence in our government, it’s the responsibility of The Senate to guarantee that we have all the information we need on each nominee in a timely fashion, the slate of nominations selected by President-elect Trump has made this process, standard for nominees of presidents of both parties, immensely difficult.

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