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English Dictionary: adept by the DICT Development Group
3 results for adept
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful
  1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Adept \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Adept \A*dept"\, a.
      Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.
               Beaus adept in everything profound.         --Cowper.
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