The definition of elite is something prestigious or the best of the best.(adjective)
An example of elite is an Olympic athlete.
See elite in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr élite < OFr eslite, fem. pp. of eslire, to choose < VL *exligere, for L eligere: see elect
See elite in American Heritage Dictionary 4
or é·litenoun pl. elite or e·lites
Origin: French élite
Origin: , from Old French eslite
Origin: , from
Origin: feminine past participle of eslire, to choose
Origin: , from Latin ēligere; see elect.
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