Definitions for ADEPTəˈdɛpt; ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•deptəˈdɛpt; ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt(adj.; n.)

  1. very skilled; proficient; expert:

    an adept juggler.

  2. (n.)a skilled or proficient person; expert.

Origin of adept:

1655–65; < ML adeptus, n. use of ptp. of L adipiscī to attain to =ad-ad - +-ipiscī, comb. form of apiscī to grasp (see apt )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(adj)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  2. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful(adj)

    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. adept(adjective)əˈdɛpt; n. ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt


    students adept at speaking foreign languages


  1. adept(Noun)

    One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.

  2. adept(Adjective)

    Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient

  3. Origin: From adepte, from adeptus, the past participle of adipisci.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adept(noun)

    one fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy

  2. Adept(adj)

    well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient


  1. Adept

    An adept is an individual identified as having attained a specific level of knowledge, skill, or aptitude in doctrines relevant to a particular author or organization.

Anagrams of ADEPT

  1. pated, taped

  2. Taped

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