[el-i-juh-buh l] /ˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəl/
fit or proper to be chosen; worthy of choice; desirable:
to marry an eligible bachelor.
Synonyms: suitable, fitting.
Antonyms: ineligible, unsuitable, unacceptable.
meeting the stipulated requirements, as to participate, compete, or work; qualified.
legally qualified to be elected or appointed to office:
eligible for the presidency.
a person or thing that is eligible:
Among the eligibles, only a few are running for office.
fit, worthy, or qualified, as for an office or function
desirable and worthy of being chosen, esp as a spouse: an eligible young man
early 15c., “fit or proper to be chosen,” from Middle French eligible “fit to be chosen” (14c.), from Late Latin eligibilis “that may be chosen,” from Latin eligere “choose” (see election). Related: Eligibly.
[el-uh-hyoo, ih-lahy-hyoo] /ˈɛl əˌhyu, ɪˈlaɪ hyu/ noun 1. a young man who entered into discourse with Job. Job. 32–37. 2. a male given name. masc. proper name, Hebrew, literally “he is my God.” whose God is he. (1.) “The son of Barachel, a Buzite” (Job 32:2), one of Job’s friends. When the debate between Job […]
- Elihu root
[root] /rut/ noun 1. Elihu [el-uh-hyoo] /ˈɛl əˌhyu/ (Show IPA), 1845–1937, U.S. lawyer and statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1912. 2. John Wellborn [wel-bern] /ˈwɛl bərn/ (Show IPA), 1851–91, U.S. architect. /ruːt/ noun 1. 2. any plant part, such as a rhizome or tuber, that is similar to a root in structure, function, or appearance 3. […]
[ih-lahy-juh] /ɪˈlaɪ dʒə/ noun 1. a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c. I Kings 17; II Kings 2. 2. a male given name. /ɪˈlaɪdʒə/ noun 1. (Old Testament) a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc, who was persecuted for denouncing Ahab and Jezebel. (I Kings 17–21: 21; II Kings 1–2:18) name of the […]
- Elijah Muhammad
noun 1. (Elijah Poole) 1897–1975, U.S. religious leader of the Black Muslims 1934–75. [moo-ham-uh d, -hah-muh d] /mʊˈhæm əd, -ˈhɑ məd/ noun 1. Also, Mohammed, Mahomet. a.d. 570–632, Arab prophet: founder of Islam. 2. Elijah (Elijah Poole) 1897–1975, U.S. clergyman: leader of the Black Muslims 1934–75. 3. a male given name. /mʊˈhæməd/ noun 1. ?570–632 […]