[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.
[ih-lip-ti-kuh l] /ɪˈlɪp tɪ kəl/ adjective, Also, elliptic 1. pertaining to or having the form of an . 2. pertaining to or marked by grammatical ellipsis. 3. (of speech or writing) expressed with extreme or excessive economy; relieved of irrelevant matter: to converse in elliptical sentences. 4. (of a style of speaking or writing) tending […]
[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n] /ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state or fact of being . /ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation 2. (informal) freedom from inhibition and convention n. 1630s, “a setting free,” from French émancipation, from Latin emancipationem (nominative emancipatio), noun of action […]
[ih-mur-juh n-see] /ɪˈmɜr dʒən si/ noun, plural emergencies. 1. a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action. 2. a state, especially of need for help or relief, created by some unexpected event: a weather emergency; a financial emergency. adjective 3. granted, used, or for use in an emergency: an emergency leave; emergency […]
[ih-mur-juh nt] /ɪˈmɜr dʒənt/ adjective 1. coming into view or notice; issuing. 2. ; rising from a liquid or other surrounding medium. 3. coming into existence, especially with political independence: the emergent nations of Africa. 4. arising casually or unexpectedly. 5. calling for immediate action; urgent. 6. Evolution. displaying . noun 7. Ecology. an aquatic […]