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
We will likely enhance the underlying eligible stocks in southbound.
He is eligible to be president. That is a total non-issue, it really is.
There are 5 to 6 million eligible voters in California who are not registered to vote.
If you are non-Thai... documented or undocumented, you are eligible for that health insurance.
There is no way the administration can process the projected volume of people that would be eligible.
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Translations for eligible
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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
- hội đủ điều kiệnVietnamese
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