What does adept mean?

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əˈdɛpt; ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛptadept

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wizadjective

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  2. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilfuladjective

    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"


  1. adeptnoun

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

  2. adeptadjective

    Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adeptadjective

    Skilful; throughly versed.

    If there be really such adept philosophers as we are told of, I am apt to think, that, among their arcana, they are masters of extremely potent menstruums. Boyle.

  2. Adeptnoun

    He that is completely skilled in all the secrets of his art. It is, in its original signification, appropriated to the chymists, but is now extended to other artists.

    Etymology: from adeptus, Lat. that is, adeptus artem.

    The preservation of chastity is easy to true adepts. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adeptnoun

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

  2. Adeptadjective

    well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient

  3. Etymology: [L. adeptus obtained (sc. artem), he who has obtained an art, p. p. of adipsci to arrive at, to obtain; ad + apisci to pursue. See Apt, and cf. Adapt.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adept

    ad-ept′, or ad′ept, adj. completely skilled (in).—n. a proficient.—n. Adep′tion (Bacon), attainment. [L. adeptus (artem), having attained (an art), pa.p. of adipisci, to attain—ad, to, and apisci.]

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  1. pated

  2. taped

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adept in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of adept in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Crozier:

    These groups are very adept at this 'come and join this movement, be part of this' rhetoric to draw in young people who have lost a sense of purpose and belonging during the war.

  2. Steffany Kisling:

    The ones who come out of SkyAngels are pretty adept to handle it, even early in their careers.

  3. Los Angeles:

    I think to a very large degree that more conservative forces have been very, very adept at framing the issues of homelessness and of crime so that the discussion about... how to respond to those two issues is very, very narrow.

  4. Bob Zenouzi:

    In the last seven to eight years self storage companies have become very adept at marketing online, people can't afford a home and need to downsize. You have stuff and need to store that stuff.

  5. Dominic Epton:

    I've become adept at persuading - read 'bribing' - the children to vacate 'work HQ' when I jump on client or other confidential calls.

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    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    • A. elate
    • B. abide
    • C. scarper
    • D. famish

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