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Wordnet 3.0


1. qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen;
- Example: "eligible to run for office"
- Example: "eligible for retirement benefits"
- Example: "an eligible bachelor"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eligible \El"i*gi*ble\, a. [F. ['e]ligible, fr. L. eligere. See Elect.] 1. That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office. [1913 Webster] 2. Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a house. [1913 Webster] The more eligible of the two evils. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

eligible adj 1: qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor" [ant: ineligible]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "eligible": acceptability, acceptable, admissible, appropriate, available, capable, desirability, desirable, eligibility, enfranchised, fit, fitness, fitted, fittedness, fitting, likely, marriageable, nubile, preferable, proper, qualification, qualified, seemly, single, suitability, suitable, suited, unmarried, unwed, with voice, with vote, worthiness, worthy