What does adept mean?

Definitions for adept
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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. adept

    An adept is a member of advanced degree in certain occult, esoteric or philosophical organizations.

ChatGPT

  1. adept

    Adept refers to someone who is highly skilled or proficient in a particular field, activity, or task. It can also refer to the level of expertise or mastery in a certain skill. The term can also be used as an adjective to describe such proficiency.

  2. adept

    Adept is defined as a person who is very skilled or proficient in a particular area or field. It can also be used as an adjective to describe someone who is highly skilled or experienced in a certain task or activity.

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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Gary Davis:

    Sometimes I’m glad flight attendants deal with those passengers, and I can hide in the cockpit, the ones who come out of SkyAngels are pretty adept to handle it, even early in their careers.

  2. Steffany Kisling:

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

  3. Greg Guma:

    He (Sanders) said he was unimportant and it was all about the movement, and then it kind of escalated. ‘If you don’t support the movement, I don’t want your vote'... Obviously he’s become more adept at cultivating voters.” - New York Times, 7/3/15

  4. Sam Nunberg:

    I am not adept at social media, i have a long record of working with diverse people. And anything you are reporting on does not reflect anything on Mr. Trump or Mr. Trump's campaign. I would also point out that all of these things were done before Mr. Trump's campaign, if I even did them — which I deny. In any event, this is the problem with politics ... Politics as usual is wrong.

  5. 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.

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