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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 ?
No woman was eligible for membership who had not lost near relatives at the hands of the Oligarchy.
But there was one method so direct, so simple, and in her opinion so eligible of knowing the real state of the affair, and of instantly removing all mystery, that she could not help suggesting it to her mother.
when circumstances make the revealment of it eligible.
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.
Her constitution declares, "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary departments shall be separate and distinct; so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the other; nor shall any person exercise the powers of more than one of them at the same time, except that the justices of county courts shall be eligible to either House of Assembly.
In South Carolina, the constitution makes the executive magistracy eligible by the legislative department.
In agricultural England, eligible men of any class are rare.
was still worse than that of the ephori: for it contained all the faults incident to that magistracy and some peculiar to itself; for in both cases it is uncertain who will be elected: but the Lacedae-monians have this advantage which the others have not, that as all are eligible, the whole community have a share in the highest honours, and therefore all desire to preserve the state: whereas among the Cretans the
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.
If Tim's eligible now, he was eligible the first time.
It now first struck her, that SHE was selected from among her sisters as worthy of being mistress of Hunsford Parsonage, and of assisting to form a quadrille table at Rosings, in the absence of more eligible visitors.
Sir James is a young man of an amiable disposition and excellent character; a little too much of the rattle, perhaps, but a year or two will rectify THAT: and he is in other respects so very eligible a match for Frederica, that I have always observed his attachment with the greatest pleasure; and am persuaded that you and my brother will give the alliance your hearty approbation.

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