- skillful; dexterous; adroit.
Origin of habile
Examples from the Web for habile
Historical Examples of habile
From French, "habile," in which we see the etymology of "able."Letters of Samuel Rutherford
The habile Major descried the party the instant he entered the room, and led the lady directly to it.The Widow Barnaby
The Indian must yield to them in this knowledge, and even the habile sailor makes but a clumsy knot in comparison.The White Chief
Whether in his study of political problems, his pictures of people, or his sketches of scenery, he is equally keen and habile.
- rare skilful
- obsolete fit