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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Generally able or adroit; handy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Generally able or adroit; handy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fit; qualified; also, apt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Able; apt; skilful; handy.

Etymologies

Middle English habil, from Old French habile, from Latin habilis, from habēre, to handle; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English habil, from Old French habile, from Latin habilis ("suitable; apt"), from habeō ("I handle"). (Wiktionary)

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