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elite

Saltos de línea: elite
Pronunciación: /eɪˈliːt
 
, ɪ-/

Definición de elite en inglés:

sustantivo

1A select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society: the elite of Britain’s armed forces [as modifier]: an elite athlete an elite commando unit elite colleges and universities
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In fact, Murray comments that societal elites were less likely to be religious.
  • It is a model strictly for people who are into hierarchical societies with bossy elites who like to display their power.
  • Town life also presented new challenges of economic and social organization to urban elites.
Sinónimos
best, pick, cream, flower, nonpareil, elect;
aristocracy, nobility, gentry, upper class, privileged class, first class, establishment;
Indian bhadralok;
North American informal four hundred
1.1A group or class of people seen as having the most power and influence in a society, especially on account of their wealth or privilege: the country’s governing elite the silent majority were looked down upon by the liberal elite
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He feared that by endorsing Sinclair he would alienate the banking and industrial elite, which he was attempting to win to the side of his New Deal policies.
  • Polls show that the British people are inexorably losing faith in their governing elites and institutions.
  • When it comes to vital resources like water and land, free market is the dominant mantra of the world's financial elite.
2 [mass noun] A size of letter in typewriting, with 12 characters to the inch (about 4.7 to the centimetre).

Origen

late 18th century: from French élite 'selection, choice', from élire 'to elect', from a variant of Latin eligere (see elect). sense 2 dates from the early 20th century.

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  • elegant from (Late Middle English):

    These days, someone elegant will generally be well dressed, but the basic idea behind the word is of being discerning and making careful choices. It comes from Old French élégant or Latin elegans, from eligere ‘to choose or select’, which was the origin of elect (Late Middle English), eligible (Late Middle English), and elite (late 18th century).

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