What does elite mean?

Definitions for elite
ɪˈlit, eɪˈlitelite

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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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Dallas Eakins:

    We played very well in the first period, and we played very well in the third period. The second period, we got away from our game, and that’s also a reminder too. If we want to be an elite team, we have to play a certain way, if we’re not going to do it to a man, then we are going to very quickly get in trouble. I think our group has learned enough lessons, and it’s time to take another step forward.

  2. Gerald R. Ford:

    The political lesson of Watergate is this Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.

  3. Nora Juomblatt:

    It is across society, not just for the elite. When great artists play, if you look up there are people sitting on the roadsides or on the roofs of their houses listening.

  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:

    Why? Because he was rich, and he was elite, and he was going to a very special school.

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