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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  'Elite  \['E]`lite"\  ([=a]`l[=e]t"),  n. 
  See  {Army  organization},  Switzerland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  'Elite  \['E]`lite"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  ['e]lire  to  choose  L.  eligere 
  See  {Elect}.] 
  A  choice  or  select  body;  the  flower;  as  the  ['e]lite  of 
  society. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elite 
  adj  :  selected  as  the  best;  "an  elect  circle  of  artists";  "elite 
  colleges"  [syn:  {elect}] 
  n  :  a  group  or  class  of  persons  enjoying  superior  intellectual 
  or  social  or  economic  status 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  elite  adj  Clueful  Plugged-in.  One  of  the  cognoscenti. 
  Also  used  as  a  general  positive  adjective.  This  term  is  not  actually 
  native  hacker  slang;  it  is  used  primarily  by  crackers  and  {warez  d00dz}, 
  for  which  reason  hackers  use  it  only  with  heavy  irony.  The  term 
  used  to  refer  to  the  folks  allowed  in  to  the  hidden"  or  privileged" 
  sections  of  BBSes  in  the  early  1980s  (which,  typically,  contained  pirated 
  software).  Frequently,  early  boards  would  only  let  you  post  or  even 
  see  a  certain  subset  of  the  sections  (or  `boards')  on  a  BBS.  Those 
  who  got  to  the  frequently  legendary  `triple  super  secret'  boards  were 
  elite.  Misspellings  of  this  term  in  warez  d00dz  style  abound;  the  forms 
  `eleet',  and  `31337'  (among  others)  have  been  sighted. 
 
  A  true  hacker  would  be  more  likely  to  use  `wizardly'.  Oppose 
  {lamer}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  elite 
 
  1.    A  term  used  to  describe  skilled  {crackers}  or 
  {hackers},  or  their  deeds.  In  the  last  sense  compare  to 
  {elegant}. 
 
  The  term  is  also  used  to  describe  exclusive  forums  ({ftp} 
  sites,  {BBS}s)  used  for  trading  pirated  software,  {crack}ing 
  tools,  or  {phreaking}  codes. 
 
  (1997-01-31) 
 
 




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