An example of someone being adept at swimming is Olympian Michael Phelps.
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
Origin of adeptLatin adeptus, past participle of adip&imacron;sc&imacron;, to attain : ad-, ad- + ap&imacron;sc&imacron;, 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.