from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands; adroitness.
- n. Mental skill or adroitness; cleverness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Right-handedness.
- n. Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts.
- n. Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Greater facility in using the right hand than the left; right-handedness.
- n. Manual skill; skill in using the hands, especially in mechanical or artistic work; hence, physical suppleness or adroitness in general; that readiness in action which proceeds from experience or practice, united with activity or precision of motion.
- n. Mental adroitness or skill; cleverness; promptness in devising expedients; quickness and skill in managing or conducting a scheme of operations.
- n. Synonyms Address, facility, faculty, tact, cleverness, aptness, aptitude, ability, art, knack.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. adroitness in using the hands
French dextérité, from Latin dexteritās, from dexter, skillful; see dexter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin dexteritas, from dexter ("on the right") (Wiktionary)