Definition of "habile" [hab•ile]

  • (adjective) Generally able or adroit; handy.
  • (adjective) skilful
  • (adjective) fit

Use "habile" in a sentence

  • "The clocher at Senlis is more "habile"; it shows an effort to be clever, and offers a standard of comparison; but the mediaeval architects seem to have thought that none of them bore rivalry with Laon for technical skill."
  • "Mais un habile homme sait tirer parti de tout, and everybody is good for something."
  • "Cet homme, habile dans les affaires, et employ� comme tel par Charlemagne, avoit 閠� en 811 envoy� par lui en ambassade � Constantinople."

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