What does eligible mean?

Definitions for eligible
ˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəlel·i·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

How to pronounce eligible?

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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. The GAO:

    Surveys GAO identified estimated that the uninsured rate declined significantly among households with incomes eligible for the APTC (Advanced Premium Tax Credit).

  2. Gregory Chen:

    There is no way the administration can process the projected volume of people that would be eligible.

  3. Phil Robertson:

    Human Rights Watch's going to be very important for front-line states to provide full and unimpeded access to the UNHCR and assess whether they are eligible, the one-year deadline is only going to happen if there are impartial assessments( of refugee status claims) by international agencies like the UNHCR.

  4. President Jacob Zuma:

    We urge all those who are eligible to vote to register to vote ... so that together we continue to re-affirm and deepen our democracy.

  5. Holly Sullivan:

    Regarding incentives, Amazon is only eligible for the financial incentive after we make our investments and occupy office space in the community.

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