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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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Brad Gair:

    If a well-off hospital has eligible expenses, it gets money, there is always a question about the fairness of that, but FEMA doesn’t look at the hospital’s bottom line.

  2. Mo Brooks:

    Absolutely not, there's no question at all in my mind that, if we were to only count lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, Donald Trump won Electoral College. Under those circumstances you should never concede because you didn't lose. It was stolen.

  3. The CDC:

    Vaccine breakthrough infections make up a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated. The CDC recommends that all eligible people get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one is available to them.

  4. Justin Clark:

    Democrats are the ones trying to fundamentally change how we vote, they are inserting chaos and confusion into our voting process because it is the only way they can win. The President is committed to fair and free elections and ensuring everyone who is eligible to vote, gets their vote counted.

  5. Australian Open:

    The 25 players on the flight will not be able to leave their hotel room for 14 days and until they are medically cleared. They will not be eligible for practise.

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