Meaning of eligible

el•i•gi•ble

Pronunciation: (el'i-ju-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. fit or proper to be chosen; worthy of choice; desirable: to marry an eligible bachelor.
  2. meeting the stipulated requirements, as to participate, compete, or work; qualified.
  3. legally qualified to be elected or appointed to office: eligible for the presidency.
—n.
  1. a person or thing that is eligible: Among the eligibles, only a few are running for office.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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