Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of elite.
  • n. Alternative spelling of elite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A choice or select body; the flower.
  • n. See Army organization, Switzerland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To choose; elect.
  • n. One chosen; a person elected.
  • n. A choice or select body; the best part: as, the élite of society.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. selected as the best
  • n. a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status

Etymologies

Borrowing from French élite (Wiktionary)

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