- 1A select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities: the elite of Britain’s armed forces [as modifier]: elite colleges and universities an elite athleteMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1A group or class of people seen as having the greatest power and influence within a society, especially because of their wealth or privilege: the country’s governing elite the silent majority were looked down upon by the liberal eliteMore example sentences
- 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.