from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To clothe.
- transitive v. To fit out or equip (a mine) for operation.
- transitive v. Obsolete To impart an ability or capacity to.
- intransitive v. To qualify oneself for a post or office.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. European institutions of higher education: To qualify as an instructor or professor. Usually associated with defense of a dissertation or similar project.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Qualified or entitled.
- transitive v. To fit out; to equip; to qualify; to entitle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To qualify; entitle.
- In parts of the United States acquired from Mexico, to furnish with means to work a mine.
- To acquire certain necessary qualifications, as for an office; specifically (from German habilitiren), to qualify as teacher in a German university.
- Qualified; entitled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. provide with clothes or put clothes on
- v. qualify for teaching at a university in Europe
Medieval Latin habilitāre, habilitāt-, to enable, from Latin habilis, able; see habile.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)