What does elite mean?

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ɪˈlit, eɪˈlitelite

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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. 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.

  2. Erick Erickson:

    Contrary to what the Trump campaign says, it wasn’t the elite. … It was the guys who have been knocking on doors for Republican candidates for decades – people who are actually committed to conservative principles ahead of the party.

  3. Brother Colm O'Connell:

    That's when (Kenya) started to latch on to the idea that this needs to be tackled, she was the first real elite athlete to set people back on their heels.

  4. Robert Dowlut:

    History teaches us the unfortunate lesson that cultural values supplant constitutional rights whenever the cultural elite consider a right too burdensome to suit the needs of the moment. The outlandish pronouncement in Dred Scott 'that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit,' the shameful court-approved internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and the separate but equal doctrine that officially existed until 1954 are all examples of the evils that result when cultural values are given more weight than constitutional rights.

  5. Chris Stantis:

    The tombs with non-Egyptian burial customs were especially intriguing typically males buried with bronze weaponry in constructed tombs, without scarabs or other protective amulets like Egyptians would have been buried with, the most elite had equids of some sort (potentially donkeys) buried outside the tombs, often in pairs as though ready to pull a chariot. This is both a foreign characteristic of burial style, but also suggestive of someone [with] very high status.

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