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ELIGIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eligible mean? 

ELIGIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective ELIGIBLE has 1 sense:

1. qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen

  Familiarity information: ELIGIBLE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELIGIBLE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen

Context examples:

eligible to run for office / eligible for retirement benefits / an eligible bachelor

Similar:

bailable (eligible for bail)

desirable; suitable; worthy (worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse)

entitled (qualified for by right according to law)

in line (awaiting something; especially something due)

legal (allowed by official rules)

pensionable (entitled to receive a pension)

Also:

qualified (meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task)

Antonym:

ineligible (not eligible)


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