• something which is the best, choicest part of something; socially superior group, upper class; size of type on a typewriter
• select, choice, upper-class, aristocratic
• an elite is a group of the most powerful, rich, or talented people in a society.
• elite people or organizations are considered to be the best of their kind.
• highly trained foot soldiers (commandos, etc.)
• specially trained military unit
• upper class, wealthy element of a society
• group of important people in society, upper class, highest-ranking members of society
• specially chosen group, upper class