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