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Meaning of ELITE

Pronunciation:  i'leet

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

ELITE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \['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
  2. \['E]`lite"\ ([=a]`l[=e]t"), n.
    See {Army organization}, Switzerland.
Computing Dictionary

1. A term used to describe skilled crackers or hackers, or their deeds. In the last sense, compare to elegant.

The term is also used to describe exclusive forums (ftp sites, bbss) used for trading pirated software, cracking tools, or phreaking codes.

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