Generally able or adroit; handy.
(now rare) Able; skillful; handy; clever.
Origin of habile
- Middle English habil from Old French habile from Latin habilis from habēre to handle ghabh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English habil, from Old French habile, from Latin habilis (“suitable; apt”), from habeō (“I handle”).