Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “adept”

See all translations

adept

adjective uk   /əˈdept/ us  
having a natural ability to do something that needs skill: She's very adept at dealing with the media. Tamsin Palmer gave a technically adept performance on the piano.
adeptly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “adept”
in Korean 능숙한…
in Arabic الخَبير, الماهِر…
in French expert (à/en)…
in Turkish zor olan şeyleri yapmada başarılı…
in Italian abile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擅長的, 熟練的, 內行的…
in Russian сведущий…
in Polish biegły…
in Spanish experto, diestro…
in Portuguese hábil, perito, conhecedor…
in German geschickt…
in Catalan hàbil, expert…
in Japanese 巧みな, (~に)長けた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 擅长的, 熟练的, 内行的…
(Definition of adept from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of adept?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “adept” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More