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Meaning of ELECT

Pronunciation:  i'lekt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government"
  2. [adj]  selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"
  3. [v]  choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
  4. [v]  select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"

ELECT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: chosen, elite, selected
 See Also: choose, choose, co-opt, elite, pick out, pick out, reelect, return, select, select, take, take



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*lect"\, a. [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e
    out + legere to choose. See {Legend}, and cf. {Elite},
    1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
       ``Colors quaint elect.'' --Spenser.
    2. (Theol.) Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor;
       set apart to eternal life. ``The elect angels.'' --1 Tim.
       v. 21.
    3. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into
       it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.
  2. \E*lect"\, n.
    1. One chosen or set apart.
             Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in
             whom my soul delighteth.              --Is. xlii. 1.
    2. pl. (Theol.) Those who are chosen for salvation.
             Shall not God avenge his won elect?   --Luke xviii.
  3. \E*lect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elected}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To pick out; to select; to choose.
             The deputy elected by the Lord.       --Shak.
    2. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to
       elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
    3. (Theol.) To designate, choose, or select, as an object of
       mercy or favor.
    Syn: To choose; prefer; select. See {Choose}.
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