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Meaning of ADEPT

Pronunciation:  [adj]u'dept, [n]'adept, 'adept

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  2. [adj]  having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"
 

ADEPT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: ace, expert, genius, good, hotshot, maven, practiced, proficient, sensation, skilful, skilled, skillful, star, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard
 
 See Also: expert, track star

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*dept"\, n. [L. adeptus obtained (sc. artem), ?he who
    has obtained an art, p. p. of adipsci to arrive ?at, to
    obtain; ad + apisci to pursue. See {Apt}, and cf. {Adapt}.]
    One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient;
    as, adepts in philosophy.
    
    
  2. \A*dept"\, a.
    Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.
    
          Beaus adept in everything profound.      --Cowper.
    
    
 
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