Origin of adeptClassical Latin adeptus, past participle of adipisci, to arrive at from ad-, to + apisci, to pursue, attain: used in Medieval Latin of alchemists claiming to have arrived at the philosopher's stone
The definition of adept is someone who is very good at a particular skill or activity.
An example of someone being adept at swimming is Olympian Michael Phelps.
highly skilled; expert
ad′ept· a person who is highly skilled in some field of knowledge or work; expert
Very skilled or accomplished. See Synonyms at proficient.
A highly skilled person; an expert: “political consequences in getting rid of all the skeptics, unbelievers, and adepts of rival faiths” ( Gene Lyons )
Origin of adeptLatin adeptus past participle of adipīscī to attain ad- ad- apīscī to grasp
(comparative more adept or adepter, superlative most adept or adeptest)
- One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
- It's fine! answered Sidorov, who was considered an adept at French.
- While Fred, and to a lesser extent Cynthia, had solved cryptograms in the newspaper, neither were particularly adept at it.
- The French symbolists found an enthusiastic adept in Eugenio de Castro.
- The young prince also studied at the gymnasium at Augsburg, where his love of work and his mental qualities were gradually revealed; he was less successful in mathematics than in literary subjects, and he became an adept at physical exercises, such as fencing, riding and swimming.
- Before the English visit Voltaire had been an elegant trifler, an adept in the forms of literature popular in French society, a sort of superior Dorat or Boufflers of earlier growth.