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.
- An adept will know by the ring of the pot on striking it with his knuckles whether water is wanted or not, according as it rings loud and clear or dull and heavy.
- 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.