What does Eligible mean?

Definitions for Eligible
ˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəlEli·gi·ble

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. eligible(Noun)

    One who is eligible.

    Etymology: From eligible, from eligibilis, from eligo

  2. eligible(Adjective)

    suitable; meeting the conditions; worthy of being chosen

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. ligible, fr. L. eligere. See Elect.]

  2. Eligible(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F. ligible, fr. L. eligere. See Elect.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eligible

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. eligible

    To have official authority or power.

    They are eligible to vote and are delighted they are able and have the choice.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say Eligible in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eligible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eligible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Eligible in a Sentence

  1. John Pallasch:

    There are a number of criteria that an individual can look at to see if Labor Department officials are eligible.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    We should put in place a simple, straightforward and accessible way for parents of Dreamers and others with a history of service and contributions to their community to make their case and to be eligible for the same deferred action as their children.

  3. Matthew Buettgens:

    In our surveys, we found recently that of the uninsured people who are probably eligible for tax credits but not enrolled, about half of them said that they had not heard of the tax credits, and had not visited healthcare.gov or their state site, there is a lot more to be done, in getting people who are eligible for these tax credits to even know that it’s a choice for them.

  4. Noel Le Graet:

    Today, Benzema is no longer eligible for selection, i know you'll say, 'But it's Christmas so it's easy, there are no matches.' There are no matches, but there will be in March.

  5. Kathay Feng:

    There’s a real interest [by all parties] in making sure that there are clear signals when people are filling out a DMV form, they’re asked if they’re 18, if they’re U.S. citizens. They don’t move on to the voter registration if they’re not eligible.

Images & Illustrations of Eligible

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