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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.

  2. elitenoun

    Someone who is among the best at certain task.

  3. eliteadjective

    Of high birth or social position; aristocratic or patrician.

  4. eliteadjective

    Representing the choicest or most select of a group

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

Wikipedia

  1. Elite

    In political and sociological theory, the elite (French: élite, from Latin: eligere, to select or to sort out) are a small group of powerful people who hold a disproportionate amount of wealth, privilege, political power, or skill in a group. Defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, the "elite" are "those people or organizations that are considered the best or most powerful compared to others of a similar type."American sociologist C. Wright Mills states that members of the elite accept their fellows' position of importance in society. "As a rule, 'they accept one another, understand one another, marry one another, tend to work, and to think, if not together at least alike'." It is a well-regulated existence where education plays a critical role.

ChatGPT

  1. elite

    The term "elite" refers to a select group of individuals who possess a superior level of skill, expertise, wealth, or power, distinguishing them from the average population. They often belong to the upper echelons of society or hold influential positions in various fields such as politics, business, academia, or arts. Elites are seen as having a notable advantage or privilege over others, which may afford them exclusive opportunities, resources, or social status.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elitenoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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. Wayne Koff:

    We called them the elite neutralizers.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    This is the issue of this election : whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

  3. Wie West:

    He is such an elite athlete. He’s just in a league of his own. His athleticism, his golf game, you could just really tell. What he can do with his hands is just unbelievable. Watching him this season has been so incredible to watch, it’s unbelievable. Every game he plays, I’m like what is he going to do now, what amazing thing? just watching, I feel like I’m hopefully absorbing some of the greatness.

  4. Michael Berry:

    SEALs have invested their lives into serving this nation, dedicating years of their lives and millions of taxpayer dollars in training to be the most elite fighting force on the face of the earth.Yet, the Commander in Chief would simply kick them out of the Navy, send them to jail, and force them to repay the nation for their training—all for simply declining a vaccine.

  5. Timothy Frye:

    At some point, Putin, who has long been averse to any kind of domestic political instability, might fear the reaction from the elite and from the mass public, and begin to look for a way out of this situation, but we're not there yet, it could take a while before we get there.

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