- adjective the small subsection of people within a society who conform to its most serious and important values – e.g. intellectual, moral, financial, artistic, etc.
- adjective of very high quality
- adjective very good, usually the best of its kind
- noun a small group of people in a group or society who have high status, power and special advantages
- noun the best people at a particular activity
- adjective more talented, privileged or highly trained than others