[ US /ˈɛɫədʒəbəɫ, ˈɛɫɪdʒəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛlɪd‍ʒəbə‍l/ ]
  1. qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
    eligible for retirement benefits
    an eligible bachelor
    eligible to run for office
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How To Use eligible In A Sentence

  • Verify that the employee is legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • He was declared ineligible for the competition because he worked for the company that ran it.
  • At social gatherings eligible gentlemen would draw lots bearing ladies' names on the eve of St Valentine's Day.
  • He is also eligible for the PHSC Yearling Lounge Line, two-year-old western pleasure and three-year old reining futurities.
  • Should the English hoist their flag here, a new factory must be erected; the most eligible situation for which would be where the mosk now stands, or the mosk itself might be converted into one, and another rebuilt elsewhere; but to this the sultan has insuperable objections. The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy
  • He hires all his unemployable comedy friends and we're supposed to chuckle along with their camaraderie, as though paying eight bucks makes us eligible to be in on the in-jokes.
  • Wonderful for one so young, Noel will be eligible for that championship for two more years.
  • All those eligible will receive a cash handout.
  • In Quebec, unlike other provinces, common-law exes aren't eligible for alimony and the women's movement has never protested this.
  • An employee is not eligible for a redundancy payment unless he has been with the company for two years.
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