• WordNet 3.6
    • adj elect elected but not yet installed in office "the president elect"
    • adj elect selected as the best "an elect circle of artists","elite colleges"
    • v elect choose "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
    • v elect select by a vote for an office or membership "We elected him chairman of the board"
    • n elect an exclusive group of people "one of the elect who have power inside the government"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Elect The Elect
The Pope is Elected The Pope is Elected
A politician being very friendly during an election A politician being very friendly during an election

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 1985 Boise, Idaho mayoral election, there were four write-in votes for Mr. Potato Head
    • Elect (Theol) Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life. "The elect angels."
    • Elect Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.
    • Elect Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. "Colors quaint elect ."
    • Elect One chosen or set apart. "Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect , in whom my soul delighteth."
    • Elect (Theol) Those who are chosen for salvation. "Shall not God avenge his won elect ?"
    • Elect (Theol) To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.
    • Elect To pick out; to select; to choose. "The deputy elected by the Lord."
    • Elect To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Indian election in 1984 was the largest election of any country. Over 379,000,000 voters were eligible to vote at over 480,000 polling stations
    • elect To pick out; select from among a number; specifically, in theology, to select, especially as an object of divine mercy or favor. See election, 6.
    • elect Hence To select for an office or employment by a majority or plurality (according to agreement) of votes; choose by ballot or any similar method: as, to elect a representative or a senator; to elect a president or mayor.
    • elect To choose; prefer; determine in favor of.
    • elect Synonyms Select, Prefer, etc. See choose.
    • elect Chosen; selected from among a number; taken in preference to others; specifically, in theology, chosen as the special objects of mercy or divine favor; chosen to eternal life.
    • elect Chosen to an office, as by vote, but not yet inaugurated, consecrated, or invested with office: in this sense usually after the noun: as, governor or mayor electricity
    • elect Of such a nature as to merit choice or preference; noble; exalted.
    • elect A person or persons chosen or set apart; one or more selected for a particular service or honor.
    • elect Those who are chosen by God to eternal life.
    • elect An abbreviation of electric and electricity.
    • n elect An abbreviation of electrical;
    • n elect of the Latin electuarium, electuary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: England once had a Prime Minister who was only 24 years old. He was William Pitt, elected in 1783.
    • v.t Elect e-lekt′ to choose out: to select for any office or purpose: to select by vote
    • adj Elect chosen: taken by preference from among others: chosen for an office but not yet in it (almost always after the noun, as 'consul elect')
    • n Elect one chosen or set apart
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  • A Course In Miracles
    A Course In Miracles
    “I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.”
  • Frank Dane
    “Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected”
  • Henry Cate
    Henry Cate
    “The problem with political jokes is they get elected.”
  • James Freeman Clarke
    James Freeman Clarke
    “A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. electus, p. p. of eligere, to elect; e, out + legere, to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite Eclectic


In literature:

Of the candidates in these elections but four opposed federation and only two of them were elected.
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
Mrs. Emma L. Blackwell, a niece of Lucy Stone, was elected president and the other officers were re-elected.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
There was only one polling-place for the district, and an election was rarely held without an election row.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
These were probably elected at first, but later were chosen by lot.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The conviction that this was so was the cause of Mr. Wilson's success in the Presidential election of 1912.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
It'll take a damn sight of money to elect me, and I'm going to be elected.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
It passed the law which introduced voting by ballot and required all elections, in a general contest, to be held on one day.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
When I left Mr. Tyler in the North, the people were talking about electing him their representative in Congress.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The board of officers was re-elected, Mrs. Stanton receiving for president 144 of the 175 votes; Miss Anthony's election unanimous.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The French Constitution says that the National Assembly shall be elected every two years.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine

In poetry:

All mysteries shall here be seen,
And every knot, unty'd;
Electing love, that hid hath been,
Shall shine on every side.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
But everything will pass away —
He went like time and tide —
And when the next election came
They let poor Andy slide.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Elected Silence, sing to me
And beat upon my whorlèd ear,
Pipe me to pastures still and be
The music that I care to hear.
"The Habit Of Perfection" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Hurrah for the nation!
How it rings from sea to sea,
That McKinley is elected
Which insures prosperity.
We have rallied, etc.
"Hurrah for McKinley!" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Guilt without any sin has been,
As in my Surety may be seen;
The elect's guilt upon him came,
Yet still he was the holy Lamb.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
I've heard, before election came
They tried to buy John Slade;
But he gave them all to understand
That he wasn't in that trade.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Pete Lipovac was elected vice-chairman and Jenny Hong was elected to the position of clerk/treasurer.
As far as he is concerned, the country's democratically elected government and the people who elected it don't measure up to his moral standards.
President Obama's re-election Tuesday was not simply a victory in a single race, but the solidification of the winning coalition that first elected him in 2008.
COLORADO SPRINGS — Sen Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs, announced to supporters on Election Day that he would not seek re-election in 2010.
McGovern's candidacy in the 1972 election will forever tie him to the righteous side of Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock Republican President Richard M Nixon from his place as a commanding favorite for re-election.
Election Day is Judgment Day for elected officials who spend those taxes.
Check The Roadrunner 's Web site beginning Wednesday Nov 7 for election results from local elections as well as state elections that have a direct effect on Valley Center.
Plan now to take advantage of the opportunity to "vote by mail" in the August 14 primary election and Nov 6 general election.
Compared to the interminable process that is the 2008 US elections, France's presidential election was on fast-forward.
After a week of mounting protest over alleged fraud in Russia's parliamentary election, the Russian Orthodox Church has called for stricter control over the election process—evidence of the extent to which anger has spread in Russian society.
It is folly, if not sheer madness, to think that a former US senator who lost his last re-election campaign in a home-state landslide could possibly turn around and be elected president.
I thought that, once his monkey-mischief surrounding the presidential election had failed so utterly to elect Willard Romney, we might have heard the last for a while of Jon Husted, the secretary of state in Ohio.
Thanks to an extension granted by the Guilford County Board of Elections, Sedalia will now have enough people in the running for two open council seats in the November election.
This election will probably, more than any of recent elections, define the political direction of the country.
I know elections have consequences, but wow, since the last election it's been worse than ever for the losing team.

In science:

This organization can be controlled by the election of the distribution Θ.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
The present scheme is rather flexible to produce a variety of clusterization distributions and topologies, through the election of a proper distribution Θ.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
For the analysis below we note that dispersion minimization can be looked upon as a certain election scheme.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
Using the metaphore of elections introduced above, the basic idea behind their “consistency” can be explained as follows.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
We remove these irrelevant points from the data set and recompute the spectrum (second tour of the elections).
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805