elite elite  /ɪ ˈlit/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
  2. (adj) selected as the best

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. An ordinary Frenchman trying to squeeze into the tiny French intellectual elite is like Charles de Gaulle trying to squeeze into the back seat of a baby Renault.
  2. House Speaker Newt Gingrich uses the term elite as an all-purpose epithet, meaning little more than someone or something he doesn't like.
  3. January's spontaneous general strike had turned out President Elie Lescot, but not Haiti's ruling mulatto elite.

News

  1. Elite Winners Announced at Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Event

    ATLANTA, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Understanding the true value of one's employees and the contributions they make toward a successful company are just some of the traits of the Atlanta companies that have been named an Elite Winner today at Atlanta's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" annual awards competition. Three Elite winners were revealed at the event honoring all ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. OTC Elite loads up for peak results at U.S. championships

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s go-time for Oregon Track Club Elite, and that suits coach Mark Rowland just fine. The Eugene-based professional training group will send 13 athletes to the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium. The four-day meet begins today. “This is the exciting bit,” Rowland …
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  3. Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces 2013 Fiscal Year End Conference Call on Monday, June 24, 2013

    NORTHVALE, N.J. -- Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing oral sustained and controlled release product formulations and generics with ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. Last week, for example, he highlighted Obama's opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Chief Justice John Roberts, saying Obama belonged to "an elite group of activist judges, lawyers, and law professors who think they know wisdom when they...
    on May 10, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "DePaul belongs in the elite of college basketball," Purnell said during his introductory news conference. "DePaul belongs in the elite of the Big East. DePaul belongs as Chicago's college basketball team. The commitment is clearly there, the...
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Oliver Purnell Source: ABC News

  3. In the show's opening, Fey's impersonation of Palin told a group of reporters, "First off, I just want to say how excited I am to be in front of both the liberal elite media as well as the liberal regular media. I am looking forward to a portion of...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: International Herald Tribune

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