Definition of "habile" [hab•ile]

  • Generally able or adroit; handy. (adjective)
  • Skilful (adjective)

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  • Fit (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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."