Definitions for: Elite


[n] a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
[adj] selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"



Webster (1913) Definition: ['E]`lite", n. [F., fr. ['e]lire to choose, L. eligere.
See Elect.]
A choice or select body; the flower; as, the ['e]lite of
society.


['E]`lite" ([=a]`l[=e]t"), n.
See Army organization, Switzerland.

Synonyms: elect, selected

See Also: aristocracy, beau monde, bon ton, chosen, clerisy, cream, elect, few, high society, intelligentsia, nobility, pick, smart set, society, upper class, upper crust

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