American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To select by vote for an office or for membership.
- v. To pick out; select: elect an art course.
- v. To decide, especially by preference: elected to take the summer off.
- v. To select by divine will for salvation. Used of God.
- v. To make a choice or selection.
- adj. Chosen deliberately; singled out.
- adj. Elected but not yet installed. Often used in combination: the governor-elect.
- adj. Chosen for marriage. Often used in combination: the bride-elect.
- adj. Selected by divine will for salvation.
- n. One that is chosen or selected.
- n. One selected by divine will for salvation.
- n. An exclusive group of people. Used with the: one of the elect who have power inside the government.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pick out; select from among a number; specifically, in theology, to select, especially as an object of divine mercy or favor. See election, 6.
- Hence To select for an office or employment by a majority or plurality (according to agreement) of votes; choose by ballot or any similar method: as, to elect a representative or a senator; to elect a president or mayor.
- To choose; prefer; determine in favor of.
- Synonyms Select, Prefer, etc. See choose.
- Chosen; selected from among a number; taken in preference to others; specifically, in theology, chosen as the special objects of mercy or divine favor; chosen to eternal life.
- Chosen to an office, as by vote, but not yet inaugurated, consecrated, or invested with office: in this sense usually after the noun: as, governor or mayor electricity
- Of such a nature as to merit choice or preference; noble; exalted.
- A person or persons chosen or set apart; one or more selected for a particular service or honor.
- Those who are chosen by God to eternal life.
- An abbreviation of electric and electricity.
- n. An abbreviation of electrical;
- n. of the Latin electuarium, electuary.
- n. uncountable (theology) In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven. In other Christian theologies: someone chosen by God for salvation
- v. transitive To choose or make a decision (to do something)
- v. transitive To choose (a candidate) in an election
- adj. used only after the noun Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
- adj. (Theol.) Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life.
- adj. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it
- n. One chosen or set apart.
- n. (Theol.) Those who are chosen for salvation.
- v. To pick out; to select; to choose.
- v. To select or take for an office; to select by vote.
- v. (Theol.) To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.
- v. choose.
- n. an exclusive group of people
- adj. selected as the best
- adj. elected but not yet installed in office
- v. select by a vote for an office or membership
- From Latin electus, past participle of eligere ("to pick out, choose, elect"), from e- ("out") + legere ("to pick out, pick, gather, collect, etc."); see legend. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English electen, from Latin ēligere, ēlēct-, to select : ē-, ex-, ex- + legere, to choose. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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