Learner's definition of ELITE
1 : the people who have the most wealth and status in a society: the most successful or powerful group of people — usually singular
◊ Elite can be used with either a singular or, more commonly, a plural verb.
2 US : a person who is a member of an elite: a successful and powerful person— usually plural
— eliteadjective,always used before a noun,[more elite; most elite]