Meaning of “eligible” - Learner’s Dictionary

eligible

adjective uk us /ˈelɪdʒəbl/
ABLE TO DO

If you are eligible to do something, you can do it because you are in the right situation:

[ + to do sth ] Only people over 18 are eligible to vote.
You might be eligible for a grant for your studies.
→ Opposite ineligible
MARRIAGE

If someone who is not married is eligible, they would be a good husband or wife because they are rich, attractive, etc.:

an eligible young bachelor
eligibility uk us /ˌelɪdʒəˈbɪləti/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “eligible” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)