For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Delect or Select?
Header of Elect

Elect

Elect appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • To get a ripe lamb, elect a fan a fat celeb male pirate got.
View more palindromes!

Definition of the adjective elect

What does elect mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. selected as the best
    • example: an elect circle of artists
    • synonym of elect: elite
    • similar: selected
  2. elected but not yet installed in office
    • example: the president elect
    • adjective position: immediately postnominal adjective (it occurs immediately after the noun)
    • similar: incoming

Definition of the noun elect

What does elect mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: elect

  1. an exclusive group of people
    • example: one of the elect who have power inside the government
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of elect: chosen
    • more generic terms: elite / elite group = a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status

Alternative definition of the noun elect

noun

  1. [uncountable] [theology] In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven.

Definition of the verb elect

What does elect mean as a doing word?

Elect is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: elected | electing | elects

  1. select by a vote for an office or membership
    • examples: We elected him chairman of the board | They elect him as chairman
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]They elected John
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]We elected him as governor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to be [Predicate, not sentential clause]We elected Alan to be our new governor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate]We elected him governor

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): adopt, appoint, coronate, crown, designate, install, mark, name, nominate, ordain, proclaim, reelect, upgrade, want.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: choose / pick out / select / take = pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    • more specific words:
  2. choose
    • example: I elected to have my funds deposited automatically
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic terms: choose / pick out / select / take = pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Alternative definition of the verb elect

verb

  1. [transitive] To choose or make a decision (to do something)
  2. [transitive] To choose (a candidate) in an election

Writings

"Elect" is a book written by Rachel Van Dyken.

Film

"Elect" a.k.a. "Isbannik (A.Solchenizyn)": Isbannik is a 1998 film directed by Olesja Fokina.

Miscellanea

Elect a.k.a. -elect: An -elect is a political candidate who has been elected to an office but who has not yet been installed or officially taken office These may include an incoming president, senator, representative, governor and mayor.

Phrases with Elect

  1. -Elect
  2. to elect
  3. Champion-Elect
  4. president-elect
  5. Vice-President-Elect

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Elect

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewNotes, explanatory and practical by Alb. Barnes (1847)

I

The word elect means to choose. It is given to Christians because they are " chosen to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth," 2 Thess. ii. 13. It is probable that in Jerusalem and the adjacent parts of Judea, there ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1813)

And of the Islands in the British Seas by Nicholas Carlisle

Sterling that had been saved during vacancies, constitute the whole of the Salary: the Kirk-Session elect the Teacher, according to Mr. Tod's deed of Settlement. The Marquis of QUEENsBERRY is almost the sole Proprietor. In the Church is the ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Elect

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Elect

Click on an item to view that photo:

Elect

Elect. Candels. at Angsana Maldives

Photo credit: Mohmed Althani

View more pictures about The Elect.

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Marijuana, Election Year, ElectSmall photo of Marijuana, Election Year, ElectSmall photo of Marijuana, Election Year, ElectSmall photo of Marijuana, Election Year, ElectSmall photo of Marijuana, Election Year, ElectSmall photo of Marijuana, Election Year, ElectSmall photo of Marijuana, Election Year, Elect More...

Video language resources about Elect

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about The Elect.

See also the pronunciation examples of Elect!

Quotes about Elect

It's pretty hard to say no when a vice president-elect and a president-elect ask you to be part of the national team. (Christine Todd Whitman)
more quotes about elect...

Scrabble value of E1L1E1C3T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine