Definition of 'eligible'
Video: pronunciation of 'eligible'
Example sentences containing 'eligible'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Those who are considered eligible may be successful in their application. Times, Sunday Times (2016) People eligible for flu vaccination should have it each year. The Sun (2016)Under the changes unions will be unable to call a strike unless at least half of eligible members vote. Times, Sunday Times (2017)As American citizens they are eligible to vote but they have been overlooked by campaigns because they have tended not to turn out. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said the winter crisis in Britain's hospitals had deepened because home care providers are regularly unable to provide care for elderly people eligible for support. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But some eligible people are not getting the money now. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Your daughter may well be eligible for a grant. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And what a pair of eligible bachelors she has to choose from. The Sun (2012)Forms were then distributed to all islanders eligible to vote. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He will now be eligible for parole in eight years. The Sun (2016)Your gifted son may be eligible for a scholarship rather than a bursary dependent on parental income. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was eligible to play for two countries. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You may be eligible for an enhanced annuity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He will be eligible for parole in six years and six months. The Sun (2006)While you are on benefit you may be eligible for insulation grants through your local council. Life Without Work (1994)He may live to be in his nineties and will then be eligible for parole. The Sun (2010)How many people would be eligible? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Few of them are eligible to vote in London. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was 58 when he first missed a major he was eligible to play. Times, Sunday Times (2014)More than 600 unemployed people are eligible for the scheme in the three councils. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Four million young people are eligible to vote for the first time next Thursday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Around half of the 3,000 inhabitants are eligible to vote. The Sun (2012)It's a school that has many pupils eligible for free school meals and a high number with special needs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But when a man walks out of a marriage, somehow he turns back to being something like an eligible bachelor. Mothers who Leave (1994)You are an eligible man. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So what does it take for a woman to snare the man who is widely considered to be the world's most eligible bachelor? The Sun (2014)
Trends of 'eligible'
In Common Usage. eligible is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'eligible'
British English: eligible ADJECTIVE
Someone who is eligible to do something is qualified or able to do it.
Almost half the population are eligible to vote in today's election.
Definition of eligible from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.