qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
"eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"
One who is eligible.
suitable; meeting the conditions; worthy of being chosen
Origin: From eligible, from eligibilis, from eligo
that may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office
worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a house
Origin: [F. ligible, fr. L. eligere. See Elect.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
el′i-ji-bl, adj. fit or worthy to be chosen: legally qualified: desirable.—n. (coll.) a person or thing eligible.—ns. El′igibleness, Eligibil′ity, fitness to be elected or chosen: the state of being preferable to something else: desirableness.—adv. El′igibly. [Fr.,—L. eligĕre. See Elect, v.t.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'eligible' in Adjectives Frequency: #832
The numerical value of eligible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of eligible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
A man, who unconditionally does agree to the unstated clause that it is only he who has to say always SORRY and never she under any damn situation, is only eligible and entitle to marry a woman.
We were pleased to learn from the president today that at least 250,000 farm workers (and at least 125,000 California farm workers) will be eligible for deportation relief under his executive action.
This is peak GAVI, we actually discussed whether we should consider going out of business and we looked at 2030 as a possible date, but the challenge is that there will still be about 20 eligible countries, assuming the modeling is correct, and the majority are pretty fragile states.
This is peak GAVI, we actually discussed whether we should consider going out of business and we looked at 2030 as a possible date, but the challenge is that there will still be about 20 eligible countries, assuming the modelling is correct, and the majority are pretty fragile states.
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- приемлив, подходящBulgarian
- elegibleCatalan, Valencian
- propio, elegibleSpanish
- sopiva, sovelias, kelvollinenFinnish
- approprié, éligibleFrench
- eleggibile, appropriatoItalian
- 有資格者, 選ぶ, 有資格, 適任Japanese
- 적임, 적격Korean
- in aanmerking komendeDutch
- egna, valgbarNorwegian
- apropriado, elegívelPortuguese
- подходящий, желательный, приемлемый, пригодный, годныйRussian
- погодан, prikladan, podoban, poželjan, пожељан, pogodan, прикладан, подобанSerbo-Croatian
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