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elite

e·lite [or] é·lite

elite [or] élite

 
 
pronunciation:
ih lit
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. used with a pl. verb) the best, taken collectively.
The prizewinners were the elite among the competitors.
synonyms:
best, cream
antonyms:
dregs
similar words:
aristocracy, crème de la crème, nonpareil, pick
definition 2: (used with a pl. verb) those having the greatest authority or privilege or highest status.
It's a posh restaurant and caters to the elite.
antonyms:
common, riffraff
similar words:
aristocracy, bigwigs, establishment, gentry, haut monde, jet set, nobility, society, upper class, upper crust, VIPs
definition 3: a type size, as on a typewriter, with twelve characters per inch.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: chosen as the best.
an elite marching corps
similar words:
best, choice, elect, first-class, first-rate, top
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