HyperDic: eligible

English > 1 sense of the word eligible:
ADJECTIVEalleligiblequalified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
eligible > pronunciation
Soundseh'lahjhahbahl; eh'lihjhahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > eligible: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningQualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen.
Examples
  • "eligible to run for office"
  • "eligible for retirement benefits"
  • "an eligible bachelor"
Narrowerbailableeligible for bail
desirable, suitable, worthyworthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
entitledQualified for by right according to law
in lineawaiting something
legalAllowed by official rules
pensionableentitled to receive a pension
See alsoqualifiedmeeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task
Oppositeineligiblenot eligible
Spanishelegible
Catalanelegible
Nounseligibilitythe quality or state of being eligible
Verbselectselect by a vote for an office or membership

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