Definition of elite adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//eɪˈliːt//
; NAmE NAmE//eɪˈliːt//
; BrE BrE//ɪˈliːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈliːt//
[only before noun]
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(of a group of people in a society) small in number but powerful and with a lot of influence, because they are rich, intelligent, etc. an elite group of senior officials an elite military academy

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