What does eligible mean?

Definitions for eligibleˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eligible.

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"


  1. eligible(Noun)

    One who is eligible.

  2. eligible(Adjective)

    suitable; meeting the conditions; worthy of being chosen

  3. Origin: 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

  2. Eligible(adj)

    worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a house

  3. Origin: [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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eligible' in Adjectives Frequency: #832


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Charles Li:

    We will likely enhance the underlying eligible stocks in southbound.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    He is eligible to be president. That is a total non-issue, it really is.

  3. Kathay Feng:

    There are 5 to 6 million eligible voters in California who are not registered to vote.

  4. Sumet Ongwandee:

    If you are non-Thai... documented or undocumented, you are eligible for that health insurance.

  5. Gregory Chen:

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

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