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Today's word: proficientprəˈfɪʃ əntpro·fi·cient

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word proficient

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful(adj)

    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"

  2. technical, proficient(adj)

    of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill

    "his technical innovation was his brushwork"; "the technical dazzle of her dancing"


  1. proficient(Noun)

    An expert.

  2. proficient(Adjective)

    Good at; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.

    He was a proficient writer with an interest in human nature.

  3. Origin: From proficiens, present participle of proficere, from pro + facere; see fact.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proficient(noun)

    one who has made considerable advances in any business, art, science, or branch of learning; an expert; an adept; as, proficient in a trade; a proficient in mathematics, music, etc

  2. Proficient(adj)

    well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed of considerable acquirements; well-skilled; versed; adept,

  3. Origin: [L. proficiens, -entis, p. pr. of proficere to go forward, make progress; pro forward + facere to make. See Fact, and cf. Profit, ()]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.

  2. Craig Weller:

    Learning to eat healthy is like learning to speak a different language, you learn a little at a time until you’re proficient.

  3. John McCain:

    Our Defense Department has grown larger but less capable, more complex but less innovative, more proficient at defeating low-tech adversaries but more vulnerable to high-tech ones.

  4. Brian McGlinchey:

    Al Sharbi’s been deemed a high-risk individual who allegedly attended a training camp in Afghanistan and is a self-proclaimed bomb-maker, other detainees told interrogators Al Sharbi had been seen talking to Bin Laden, was very proficient with weapons and had been selected for specialized remote control detonation training.

  5. Phyllis McGinley:

    The system -- the American one, at least -- is a vast and noble experiment. It has been polestar and exemplar for other nations. But from kindergarten until she graduates from college the girl is treated in it exactly like her brothers. She studies the same subjects, becomes proficient at the same sports. Oh, it is a magnificent lore she learns, education for the mind beyond anything Jane Austen or Saint Theresa or even Mrs. Pankhurst ever dreamed. It is truly Utopian. But Utopia was never meant to exist on this disheveled planet.

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