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
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
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 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.