Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Generally able or adroit; handy.

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  • adj. Generally able or adroit; handy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fit; qualified; also, apt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Able; apt; skilful; handy.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English habil, from Old French habile, from Latin habilis, from habēre, to handle; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.

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Middle English habil, from Old French habile, from Latin habilis ("suitable; apt"), from habeō ("I handle").

Examples

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  • To raise your verse above the babble

    Start out with the simplest dabble.

    Begin with June/moon

    And find very soon

    Your voice become fluent and habile.

    May 30, 2017