Eligible

  • 1éligible — [ eliʒibl ] adj. • v. 1300; bas lat. eligibilis ♦ Qui remplit les conditions requises pour pouvoir être élu, et spécialt pour être élu député. N. Les éligibles. ⊗ CONTR. Inéligible. ● éligible adjectif (latin eligibilis) Qui remplit les… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2eligible — el‧i‧gi‧ble [ˈeldʒbl] adjective allowed to do something or receive something: eligible for • Are you eligible for social security benefits? eligibility noun [uncountable] : • Some member countries have raised questions about Turkey s… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3eligible — eligible, illegible These are more likely to be confused in casual speech than in considered writing. Eligible means ‘fit or entitled to be chosen’ (eligible for a pension) or ‘desirable, suitable’ (an eligible bachelor). Illegible means ‘(of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4Eligible — El i*gi*ble, a. [F. [ e]ligible, fr. L. eligere. See {Elect}.] 1. That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office. [1913 Webster] 2. Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5eligible — I adjective acceptable, appropriate, approved, befitting, capable, desirable, dignus, employable, fit, fit for appointment, fit for election, fit for selection, fit to be chosen, fitting, idoneus, legally qualified, opportunus, proper, qualified …

    Law dictionary

  • 6eligible — (ant.) adj. Elegible. * * * eligible. adj. desus. elegible …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 7éligible — ÉLIGIBLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui peut être élu. Il est éligible par sa naissance, mais il ne l est point par son âge …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 8eligible — early 15c., fit or proper to be chosen, from M.Fr. eligible fit to be chosen (14c.), from L.L. eligibilis that may be chosen, from L. eligere choose (see ELECTION (Cf. election)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9eligible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) satisfying the conditions to do or receive something: you may be eligible for a refund. 2) desirable or suitable as a spouse. DERIVATIVES eligibility noun. ORIGIN Latin eligibilis, from eligere choose, select …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10eligible — [el′i jə bəl] adj. [ME < ML eligibilis < L eligere: see ELECT] 1. fit to be chosen; legally or morally qualified 2. suitable or desirable, esp. for marriage ☆ 3. Football allowed by the rules to catch a forward pass n. an eligible person… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11eligible — [adj] fit, worthy acceptable, appropriate, becoming, capable of, desirable, discretionary, elective, employable, equal to, fitted, in line for*, in the running*, licensed, likely, preferable, privileged, proper, qualified, satisfactory, seemly,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12eligible — adj. desus. elegible …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 13eligible — 01. You are not [eligible] for a subsidized bus pass unless you are a full time student. 02. It is discouraging to note that only about 65% of [eligible] voters actually vote in elections. 03. With your marks, you could be [eligible] for a number …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14eligible — adj. 1) eligible for (eligible for promotion) 2) eligible to + inf. (she is eligible to vote) * * * [ elɪdʒəb(ə)l] eligible to + inf. (she is eligible to vote) eligible for (eligible for promotion) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15eligible — el|i|gi|ble [ˈelıdʒıbəl] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Late Latin eligibilis, from Latin eligere; ELECT1] 1.) someone who is eligible for something is able or allowed to do it, for example because they are the right age eligible for ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16eligible — el|i|gi|ble [ elıdʒəbl ] adjective ** 1. ) allowed by rules or laws to do something or receive something: Fifty one percent of eligible voters voted in favor. eligible for: If you are eligible for financial help, we will tell you how to claim.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17eligible */*/ — UK [ˈelɪdʒəb(ə)l] / US adjective 1) allowed by rules or laws to do something or to receive something Fifty one per cent of eligible voters voted in favour. eligible for: If you are eligible for financial help, we will tell you how to claim.… …

    English dictionary

  • 18eligible — [[t]e̱lɪʤɪb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ for n, ADJ to inf Someone who is eligible to do something is qualified or able to do it, for example because they are old enough. Almost half the population are eligible to vote in today …

    English dictionary

  • 19eligible — adjective 1 someone who is eligible for something is able or allowed to do it, for example because they are the right age (+ for): Are you eligible for social security benefits? | eligible to do sth: Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to vote …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20eligible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin eligibilis, from Latin eligere to choose more at elect Date: 15th century 1. a. qualified to participate or be chosen ; entitled < eligible to retire > b. permitted under football rules to&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary