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When I entered the market, I was rejected because the elite say that you have to sell things at a certain price point. My position was that the consumer is smarter than that. Who cares if it's $200, not $2,000?
Max Azria

Meaning of "elite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ELITE

From French, from Old French eslit chosen, from eslire to choose, from Latin ēligere to elect.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ELITE

elite  [ɪˈliːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ELITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Elite can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ELITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Elite

In political and sociological theory, an elite is a small group of people who control a disproportionate amount of wealth or political power. In general, elite means the more capable group of the peoples. The selected part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities.

Definition of elite in the English dictionary

The first definition of elite in the dictionary is the most powerful, rich, gifted, or educated members of a group, community, etc. Other definition of elite is Also called: twelve pitch. a typewriter typesize having 12 characters to the inch. Elite is also of, relating to, or suitable for an elite; exclusive.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ELITE


antielite
ˌæntɪɪˈliːt
athlete
ˈæθliːt
bolete
bɒˈliːt
cleat
kliːt
complete
kəmˈpliːt
delete
dɪˈliːt
deplete
dɪˈpliːt
fleet
fliːt
incomplete
ˌɪnkəmˈpliːt
leat
liːt
leet
liːt
Nibelungenlied
ˈniːbəlʊŋənliːt
nonelite
ˌnɒnɪˈliːt
obsolete
ˈɒbsəˌliːt
pleat
pliːt
replete
rɪˈpliːt
sleet
sliːt
superelite
ˌsuːpərɪˈliːt
triathlete
traɪˈæθliːt
undelete
ˌʌndɪˈliːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ELITE

eliminate
elimination
eliminative
eliminative materialism
eliminativism
eliminator
eliminatory
elint
Eliot
Elis
ELISA
Elisabeth
Elisabethville
Elisavetgrad
Elisavetpol
Elisha
elision
elitism
elitist
elixir

WORDS THAT END LIKE ELITE

argillite
Bakelite
cellulite
communications satellite
crystallite
flite
halite
hoplite
lite
metabolite
microlite
ophiolite
polite
power elite
satellite
scheelite
socialite
Stellite
tantalite
zeolite

Synonyms and antonyms of elite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ELITE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «elite» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of elite

Translation of «elite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ELITE

Find out the translation of elite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of elite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «elite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精英
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

élite
570 millions of speakers

English

elite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुलीन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النخبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

элита
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

elite
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিজাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

élite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Elit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Elite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エリート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엘리트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Elit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ưu tú
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயரடுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एलिट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

seçkinler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

élite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

elity
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

еліта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

elită
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελίτ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

elite
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

elit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elite
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of elite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ELITE»

The term «elite» is very widely used and occupies the 3.597 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ELITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about elite

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10 QUOTES WITH «ELITE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word elite.
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Hannah Arendt
Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
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Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Sometimes people who want to understand Haiti from a political perspective may be missing part of the picture. They also need to look at Haiti from a psychological perspective. Most of the elite suffer from psychogenic amnesia. That means it's not organic amnesia, such as damage caused by brain injury. It's just a matter of psychology.
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Max Azria
When I entered the market, I was rejected because the elite say that you have to sell things at a certain price point. My position was that the consumer is smarter than that. Who cares if it's $200, not $2,000?
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John Berger
Propaganda invariably serves the long-term interests of some elite.
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Peter L. Berger
If the cultural elite has its way, the U.S. will be much more like Europe.
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Kenneth Branagh
I feel more Irish than English. I feel freer than British, more visceral, with a love of language. Shot through with fire in some way. That's why I resist being appropriated as the current repository of Shakespeare on the planet. That would mean I'm part of the English cultural elite, and I am utterly ill-fitted to be.
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Hugo Chavez
We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world.
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Tom Clancy
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
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Nick Clegg
You have a political and media elite who have an idiom by which they describe politics. It's highly, highly polarised. It's right, left, red, blue, up, down, victorious, crushed.
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Janine di Giovanni
Lake Como has always been a magnet for the elite.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ELITE»

Discover the use of elite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to elite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Elite
In America Singer’s world, a bride is chosen for the prince through an elaborate televised competition. In the second book of the Selection series, America is one of only six girls left in the running.
Kiera Cass, 2013
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The Power Elite
What The Power Elite informed readers of in 1956 was how much the organization of power in America had changed during their lifetimes, and Alan Wolfe's astute afterword to this new edition brings us up to date, illustrating how much more ...
C. Wright Mills, 1999
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Killer Elite: The Inside Story of America's Most Secret ...
A history of the elite U.S. Army special operations unit known as The Activity describes their organization after the failed hostage rescue attempt in 1980 and their clandestine missions, from the assassinations of key al Qa'eda members to ...
Michael Smith, 2008
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The Selection
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime.
Kiera Cass, 2012
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Diversity in the Power Elite: How it Happened, why it Matters
This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power ...
Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff, 2006
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MCAT Elite: Advanced Strategies for a 45
" MCAT Elite" has everything you need to answer the most challenging MCAT questions and get a top score on the MCAT, including: - A diagnostic exam to help you identify your individual strengths and weaknesses - Targeted techniques to ...
Princeton Review, 2010
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Scientific Elite: Nobel Laureates in the United States
Scientific Elite is about Nobel prize winners and the well-defined stratification system in twentieth-century science.
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The Criminal Elite: Understanding White-Collar Crime
In this timely new edition of The Criminal Elite, James William Coleman goes beneath the surface impressions to lay out the common forms and causes of white-collar crime and analyze the toll it takes on American society.
James William Coleman, 2005
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The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dick Couch, 2009
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Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's ...
In Privilege, Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to provide an inside look at an institution that has been the private realm of the elite for the past 150 years.
Shamus Rahman Khan, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ELITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term elite is used in the context of the following news items.
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NCAA standouts inducted into 'Smart Elite'
Also named into the Smart Elite were season 90 MVP Earl Scottie Thompson of University of Perpetual Help and Jiovani Jalalon of Arellano ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
2
Breaking down all of the Elite 11 quarterback finalists
Before that, however, each of these future college stars was a member of the Elite 11, a prestigious, quarterbacks-only club whose membership ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
3
Tech and Media Elite Meet in Sun Valley
Bloomberg Intelligence's Paul Sweeney reports on the technology and media elite meeting at this year's Allen & Co. conference in picturesque ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
4
Budget 2015: What a glorious summer for Britain's richest elite
Britain's wealthy are having a glorious summer. There's been the usual season: Gala Night at the Chelsea Flower Show, then the Derby, Royal ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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LSU QB commit Feleipe Franks No. 8 in Elite 11 Quarterback …
This week's Nike The Opening and Elite 11 Quarterback Competition have become the Super Bowl of football camps. LSU quarterback ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
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Pitting the new Honda Jazz against segment leaders Elite i20 and …
Honda Jazz vs Elite i20 vs Maruti-Suzuki Swift vs Volkswagen Polo: A comparison of specifications of four hatchbacks from different ... «India Today, Jul 15»
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Recruiting: Patrick O'Brien drops in Elite 11 rankings headed into …
The Elite 11 only ranks top 11, announcing the order each morning before competition resumes. O'Brien will have until Friday to push his way ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
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Penn State recruit Jake Zembiec 'trying too hard' at Elite 11; where …
Today's Penn State football news features a quick breakdown of quarterback recruit Jake Zembiec's performance at the Elite 11 finals and a ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
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NCHS guard Brandon Rachal ready to shine at elite Peach Jam
Rachal, who is playing for Elfrid Payton Elite with Scotlandville sophomore Javonte Smart and some of the state's other top prospects, ... «Alexandria Town Talk, Jul 15»
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HP Elite x2 1011 Review
To detach the Elite x2's tablet from a keyboard, you push the eject button that's directly in front of the screen, and then lift the display up. «Laptop Mag, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Elite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/elite>. Dec 2019 ».
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