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a·dept

 (ə-dĕpt′)
adj.
Very skilled or accomplished. See Synonyms at proficient.
n. (ăd′ĕpt′)
A highly skilled person; an expert: "political consequences in getting rid of all the skeptics, unbelievers, and adepts of rival faiths" (Gene Lyons).

[Latin adeptus, past participle of adipīscī, to attain : ad-, ad- + apīscī, to grasp.]

a·dept′ly adv.
a·dept′ness n.

adept

adj
1. very proficient in something requiring skill or manual dexterity
2. skilful; expert
n
a person who is skilled or proficient in something
[C17: from Medieval Latin adeptus, from Latin adipiscī to attain, from ad- to + apiscī to attain]
aˈdeptly adv
aˈdeptness n

a•dept

(adj. əˈdɛpt; n. ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt)

adj.
1. very skilled; proficient; expert: an adept juggler.
n.
2. a skilled or proficient person; expert.
ad•ept
[1655–65; < Medieval Latin adeptus, n. use of past participle of Latin adipiscī to attain to =ad- ad- + -ipiscī, comb. form of apiscī to grasp (see apt)]
a•dept′ly, adv.
a•dept′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adept - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldadept - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
Adj.1.adept - having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitudeadept - 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"
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"

adept

adjective
1. skilful, able, skilled, expert, masterly, practised, accomplished, versed, tasty (Brit. informal), masterful, proficient, adroit, dexterous He is an adept guitar player.
skilful awkward, clumsy, inept, unskilled, amateurish
noun
1. expert, master, genius, buff (informal), whizz (informal), hotshot (informal), rocket scientist (informal, chiefly U.S.), dab hand (Brit. informal), maven (U.S.) He was an adept at getting people to talk confidentially to him.

adept

adjective
Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill:
Slang: crackerjack.
noun
A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field:
Informal: whiz.
Slang: crackerjack.
Chiefly British: dab.
Translations
خَبِير، مَاهِر، حَاذِق
obratnýodborník
dygtigekspert
fær, afburîasnjallsérfræîingur; snillingur
ekspertassumanusžinovas
ekspertsizveicīgslietpratējslietpratīgs

adept

A. [əˈdept] ADJexperto, hábil, ducho (at, in en)
B. [ˈædept] Nexperto/a m/f, maestro/a m/f
to be an adept at sth/at doing sthser experto or maestro en algo/en hacer algo

adept

[əˈdɛpt] adjexpert(e)
to be adept at sth → être expert(e) à qch, être expert(e) en qch
to be adept at doing sth → être très doué(e) pour faire qch

adept

n (form)Meister(in) m(f), → Experte m, → Expertin f (→ in, at in +dat)
adjgeschickt (→ in, at in +dat); she’s quite adept at that sort of thingsie hat ein Talent dafür

adept

[ˈædɛpt]
1. adj adept in or at sth/at doing sthabile or esperto/a in qc/nel fare qc
2. n adept (in, at)esperto/a (in)

adept

(əˈdept) adjective
highly skilled. He's very adept at keeping his balance.
(ˈӕdept) noun
an expert.
References in classic literature ?
Tom was a distinguished adept at these thefts--by proxy.
Long practice had made the old militia-man an adept in the art of vanishing.
Meriem, an adept in jungle craft, knew that none had passed ahead of them for many days.
As for the detective, he was simply an adept, and worthy of being matched against his present opponent.
A burst of laughter from the auditors did not in the least disconcert the speaker, who continued, -- "Yes, gentlemen; Edward, the infant phenomenon, who is quite an adept in the art of killing.
Either folk do not know how to administer it, or they are adept in the art--one of the two.
Your friend performs delightfully," he continued after a pause, on seeing Bingley join the group; "and I doubt not that you are an adept in the science yourself, Mr.
Nature, he knows, has a language of her own, which she uses with strict veracity, and he considers himself an adept in the language.
It is all a question of a force; of establishing communications for a force," replied that adept, affably, ignoring some military mutterings about the police force.
Beebe, who was an adept at relieving situations, invited Miss Bartlett to accompany them to this mild festivity.
The Swede is adept at the gentle pastime of fishing in troubled waters.
answered Sidorov, who was considered an adept at French.