- The definition of elite is something prestigious or the best of the best.
An example of elite is an Olympic athlete.
elite definition by Webster's New World
- the group or part of a group selected or regarded as the finest, best, most distinguished, most powerful, etc.
- a size of type for typewriters, measuring twelve characters to the linear inch
Origin: French élite ; from Old French eslite, feminine past participle of eslire, to choose ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exligere, for Classical Latin eligere: see elect
elite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or é·litenoun pl. elite or e·lites
- a. A group or class of persons or a member of such a group or class, enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status: “In addition to notions of social equality there was much emphasis on the role of elites and of heroes within them” (Times Literary Supplement).b. The best or most skilled members of a group: the football team's elite.
- A size of type on a typewriter, equal to 12 characters per linear inch.
Origin: French élite, from Old French eslite, from feminine past participle of eslire, to choose, from Latin ēligere; see elect.
- e·liteˈ adjective
elite - Computer Definition
A typeface that prints 12 cpi.