from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Skillful in the use of the hands.
- adj. Having mental skill or adroitness.
- adj. Done with dexterity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Skillful with one's hands.
- adj. Skillful in some specific thing
- adj. Agile; flexible; able to move fluidly and gracefully.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready
- adj. Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert.
- adj. Done with dexterity; skillful; artful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having greater skill in using the right hand than the left; right-handed.
- Possessing manual skill; hence, skilful or adroit in the use of the body in general; quick and precise in action.
- Having mental adroitness or skill; ready in the use of the mental faculties; prompt in contrivance and management; clever; expert: as, a dexterous manager.
- Exhibiting dexterity, in any sense; skilful; artful; clever: as, dexterous management.
- Synonyms Expert, Skilful, etc. (see adroit), nimble, brisk, agile.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
From Latin dexter, skillful; see dexter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin dexter ("right, ready"). (Wiktionary)