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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 ?
An absolute or qualified negative in the executive upon the acts of the legislative body, is admitted, by the ablest adepts in political science, to be an indispensable barrier against the encroachments of the latter upon the former.
Questions daily occur in the course of practice, which prove the obscurity which reins in these subjects, and which puzzle the greatest adepts in political science.
I was pretty good at most exercises in which countryboys are adepts, but, as I was conscious of wanting elegance of style for the Thames - not to say for other waters - I at once engaged to place myself under the tuition of the winner of a prizewherry who plied at our stairs, and to whom I was introduced by my new allies.
The river deities, however, like those of the sea, were to be propitiated by a bribe, and the infliction of these rude honors to be parried by a treat to the adepts.
Either folk do not know how to administer it, or they are adept in the art--one of the two.
The Swede is adept at the gentle pastime of fishing in troubled waters.
He therefore had recourse to his usual receipt of patience, for, though he was not a great adept in Latin, he remembered, and well understood, the advice contained in these words
When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept, that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
The Red Virgin is reported to have been one of the most adept in the art, to which must be ascribed her long and successful career.
He was an adept at light conversation and he made himself thoroughly agreeable for the next hour.
An adept in the business, standing at the box and seeing by the mere action of the elbow where each put his ball, scowled with annoyance.
That she was in danger I could not but fear, as she was now something of an adept in the handling of both the pistol and rifle, a fact which largely eliminated the chance that the shot had come from an accidentally discharged firearm.