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 group(adj)

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

  2. elect, elite(adj)

    selected as the best

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

Wiktionary

  1. elite(Noun)

    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. elite(Noun)

    Someone who is among the best at certain task.

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

  3. elite(Adjective)

    Of high birth or social position; aristocratic or patrician.

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

  4. elite(Adjective)

    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. Elite(noun)

    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. Nick McCabe:

    The thirst for increasingly elite experiences in Delano Las Vegas has grown exponentially.

  2. Bruce Haynes of Purple Strategies:

    Both Cruz and Clinton have financial relationships with Goldman Sachs in common, and both of their top competitors -- Trump and Sanders -- are trying to brand their opponents as elite and establishment, goldman Sachs has become the anvil that both the Trump and Sanders campaigns want to smash Cruz and Clinton's reputations for independence upon.

  3. Benoit Rouyer:

    It's an enormous market for us. It's our No.1 cheese market outside the EU, even for premium products, it creates a problem of accessibility. Our ambition is to reach the broadest possible population in the U.S., our cheeses are not intended for an elite.

  4. Jerome Champagne:

    It is a two-speed football with an increasingly unbridgeable gap separating the ultra-elite of the wealthiest ones and the remaining 99 percent of clubs.

  5. Keri Gans:

    But these numbers can still vary even more if we’re talking about an elite athlete or someone who is very sedentary.

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