Complete Definition of "elite"

see|Elite|élite
English

Alternative spellings
élite

Pronunciation
Wiktionary:Pronunciation_key|IPA: /əˈliːt/ or /ɛˈliːt/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːt|-iːt

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Of high birth or social position; aristocratic or patrician.

Translations
trans-top|Of high birth or social position
Dutch: elitair, elitaire
French: élitair m, élitaire f
trans-mid
German: elitär
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

  1. uncountable A special group or social class of people which have a superior intellectual, social or economic status as, the elite of society.
  2. countable someone|Someone who is among the best at certain task.

#*1964, "France's Culture Corps," Time, 7 Aug.,
#*:Is there a nobler or more disinterested aim than to educate the cadres, the elites of tomorrow?

Translations
trans-top|group with higher status
Arabic: نخبة f
Catalan: élite f
Dutch: elite f
Finnish: eliitti, parhaimmisto
French: élite f
trans-mid
German: Elite f
Hebrew: עילית (‘ilít), אליטה (elíta) f
Russian: элита (elíta) f
Spanish: élite f
trans-bottom

trans-top|person who is among the best at certain task
Dutch: top-
trans-mid
German: Elite f
trans-bottom

Related terms
elect
élire
elitism
elitist

External links
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