Definitions for eligibleˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

el•i•gi•bleˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəl(adj.)

  1. being a proper or worthy choice; desirable:

    an eligible bachelor.

  2. meeting the stipulated requirements; qualified.

  3. legally qualified to be elected or appointed to office:

    eligible for the presidency.

    Category: Government

  4. (n.)a person or thing that is eligible.

Origin of eligible:

1555–65; (< MF) < LL ēligibilis= L ēlig(ere) to pick out (see elect ) +-ibilis -ible


Princeton's WordNet

  1. eligible(adj)

    qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen

    "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. eligible(adjective)ˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəl

    allowed to do or be considered for sth

    The project is eligible for federal funding.; Children are not eligible to enter this competition.; her eligibility for employment


  1. eligible(Noun)

    One who is eligible.

  2. eligible(Adjective)

    suitable; meeting the conditions; worthy of being chosen

  3. Origin: From eligible, from eligibilis, from eligo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eligible(adj)

    that may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office

  2. Eligible(adj)

    worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a house

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eligible' in Adjectives Frequency: #832

Translations for eligible

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


suitable or worthy to be chosen

the most eligible candidate.

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