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el·i·gi·ble

 (ĕl′ĭ-jə-bəl)
adj.
1. Qualified or entitled to be chosen: eligible to run for office; eligible for retirement.
2. Desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage: an eligible bachelor.
3. Football Allowed under the rules to catch a forward pass.
n.
A person who is eligible.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ēligibilis, from Latin ēligere, to select; see elect.]

el′i·gi·bil′i·ty n.
el′i·gi·bly adv.

eligible

(ˈɛlɪdʒəbəl)
adj
1. fit, worthy, or qualified, as for an office or function
2. desirable and worthy of being chosen, esp as a spouse: an eligible young man.
[C15: from Late Latin ēligibilis able to be chosen, from ēligere to elect]
ˌeligiˈbility n
ˈeligibly adv

el•i•gi•ble

(ˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəl)

adj.
1. being a proper or worthy choice; desirable: an eligible bachelor.
2. meeting the stipulated requirements; qualified.
3. legally qualified to be elected or appointed to office: eligible for the presidency.
n.
4. a person or thing that is eligible.
[1555–65; (< Middle French) < Late Latin ēligibilis= Latin ēlig(ere) to pick out (see elect) + -ibilis -ible]
el`i•gi•bil′i•ty, n.
el′i•gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eligible - qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"
qualified - meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task; "many qualified applicants for the job"
ineligible - not eligible; "ineligible to vote"; "ineligible for retirement benefits"

eligible

adjective
1. entitled, fit, qualified, suited, suitable You could be eligible for a university scholarship.
entitled unsuitable, ineligible, unqualified, unsuited
2. available, free, single, unmarried, unattached Britain's most eligible bachelor

eligible

adjective
1. Satisfying certain requirements, as for selection:
2. Deemed suitable for marriage:
Archaic: marriable.
Translations
جَديرمُؤَهَّل للأنْتِخاب
kvalificeretvalgbar
partiképes
hæfur, sem kemur til greinahæfur; ákjósanlegur
teisės turėjimasturintis teisę
atbilstošs prasībāmpiemērotspieņemams
spôsobilý
gerekli nitelikleri taşıyanlayıkmünasipseçilebiliruygun

eligible

[ˈelɪdʒəbl] ADJelegible; (= desirable) → deseable, atractivo
to be eligible for (= suitable) → cumplir los requisitos para; (= entitled) → tener derecho a
an eligible young manun buen partido
he's the most eligible bachelor in townes el soltero más cotizado de la ciudad

eligible

[ˈɛlɪdʒɪbəl] adj
(= entitled) [person] (to benefits, compensation)éligible; (for membership)éligible
to be eligible for sth [+ benefits, scholarship, compensation, tax relief] → avoir droit à qch; [+ membership] → être éligible à qch
to be eligible for a pension → avoir droit à la retraite
to be eligible for parole [prisoner] → pouvoir demander la liberté conditionnelle, avoir droit à la liberté conditionnelle
to be eligible to do sth → avoir le droit de faire qch
Almost half the population are eligible to vote
BUT Près de la moitié de la population remplit les critères pour voter.
(= marriageable) an eligible bachelor → un beau parti, un bon parti

eligible

adj
infrage or in Frage kommend; (for competition etc) → teilnahmeberechtigt; (for student flights, grants etc) → berechtigt; (for membership) → aufnahmeberechtigt; to be eligible for parolefür Bewährung infrage or in Frage kommen; to be eligible for a job/an officefür einen Posten/ein Amt infrage or in Frage kommen; to be eligible for a pensionpensionsberechtigt sein; an eligible bachelorein begehrter Junggeselle
(= able to be elected)wählbar

eligible

[ˈɛlɪdʒəbl] adj (suitable) eligible (for)idoneo/a (a); (for membership) → che ha i requisiti richiesti (per); (public office) → eleggibile a
to be eligible for a pension → essere pensionabile
he's a very eligible young man → è un buon partito

eligible

(ˈelidʒəbl) adjective
1. suitable or worthy to be chosen. the most eligible candidate.
2. qualified or entitled. Is he eligible to join the national team?
ˌeligiˈbility noun

eligible

a. elegible, electivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
Jo knew that `young Laurence' was regarded as a most eligible parti by worldly mamas, was much smiled upon by their daughters, and flattered enough by ladies of all ages to make a coxcomb of him, so she watched him rather jealously, fearing he would be spoiled, and rejoiced more than she confessed to find that he still believed in modest girls.
The young man willingly believed that the Huron deliberated on the most eligible manner of eluding the vigilance of his associates.
As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher's meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.
An the young bride had conveyed notice, as in duty bound, to her feudal lord and proper master and protector the bishop, she had suffered no loss, for the said bishop could have got a dispensation making him, for temporary con- veniency, eligible to the exercise of his said right, and thus would she have kept all she had.
I shall certainly have her very often at my house, shall introduce her wherever I can, shall have musical parties to draw out her talents, and shall be constantly on the watch for an eligible situation.
He really pressed them, with some earnestness, to consider Norland as their home; and, as no plan appeared so eligible to Mrs.
I know she considers the Rochester estate eligible to the last degree; though(God pardon me
I had no fear for the future, I said - and I laid great emphasis on that, as if to imply that I should still be decidedly eligible for a son-in-law one of these days - but, for the present, I was thrown upon my own resources.
The bells of the old Raveloe church were ringing the cheerful peal which told that the morning service was ended; and out of the arched doorway in the tower came slowly, retarded by friendly greetings and questions, the richer parishioners who had chosen this bright Sunday morning as eligible for church-going.
But she had learnt by experience that a lady's business in society is to get married, and that virtues and accomplishments alike are important only as attractions to eligible bachelors.
I shall go through Debrett carefully to-night and draw out a list of all the eligible young ladies.
But then again, I said, had she declared I was her husband, they would have seen that in choosing me she had not chosen so ill but that they might excuse her, for before Don Fernando had made his offer, they themselves could not have desired, if their desires had been ruled by reason, a more eligible husband for their daughter than I was; and she, before taking the last fatal step of giving her hand, might easily have said that I had already given her mine, for I should have come forward to support any assertion of hers to that effect.

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