proficient

  • 1 proficient — pro‧fi‧cient [prəˈfɪʆnt] adjective able to do something skilfully and well: • As standards rise, less proficient pilots won t be hired. proficient in/​at • To do a multimedia presentation you need to be proficient in public speaking. * * *… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 proficient — proficient, adept, skilled, skillful, expert, masterly are comparable when they mean having the knowledge and experience necessary to success in a given line especially of work or endeavor. When applied to things rather than persons, all these… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Proficient — Pro*fi cient, n. [L. proficiens, entis, p. pr. of proficere to go forward, make progress; pro forward + facere to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Profit}, (?)] One who has made considerable advances in any business, art, science, or branch of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Proficient — Pro*fi cient, a. Well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed of considerable acquirements; well skilled; versed; adept, [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 proficient — I adjective able, accomplished, adept, adequate, adroit, advanced, capable, clever, competent, conversant, cunning, deft, dexterous, effective, efficacious, efficient, equal to, excellent, experienced, expert, facile, good, habilitated, handy,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 proficient — (adj.) 1580s, from L. proficientem (nom. proficiens), prp. of proficere to make progress, be useful (see PROFICIENCY (Cf. proficiency)). Related: Proficiently …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 proficient — [adj] able, skilled accomplished, adept, apt, capable, clever, competent, consummate, conversant, crack*, crackerjack*, drilled, effective, effectual, efficient, exercised, experienced, expert, finished, gifted, on the beam*, phenom, pro,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 proficient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ competent; skilled. DERIVATIVES proficiency noun proficiently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin proficere to advance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 proficient — [prō fish′ənt, prəfish′ənt] adj. [L proficiens, prp. of proficere, to advance < pro , forward + facere, to make: see PRO 2 & DO1] highly competent; skilled; adept n. an expert proficiency [prō fish′ən sē, prə fish′ən sē] n. pl. proficies prof …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 proficient — adjective Etymology: Latin proficient , proficiens, present participle of proficere to go forward, accomplish, from pro forward + facere to make more at pro , do Date: circa 1590 well advanced in an art, occupation, or branch of knowledge •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 proficient — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 proficient — pro|fi|cient [prəˈfıʃənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of proficere to go forward, get something done ] able to do something well or skilfully proficient in/at ▪ Martha s proficient in Swedish. ▪ There s only one… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Proficient — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Proficient >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 proficient proficient expert adept dab Sgm: N 1 dabster dabster Sgm: N 1 connoisseur connoisseur &c.(scholar) 492 Sgm: N 1 master master master …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 proficient — pro|fi|cient [ prə fıʃənt ] adjective very skillful at something that you have learned: proficient in: proficient in English/mathematics => LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT ╾ pro|fi|cient|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 proficient — proficiently, adv. proficientness, n. /preuh fish euhnt/, adj. 1. well advanced or competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer. n. 2. an expert. [1580 90; < L proficient (s. of proficiens) prp. of proficere to advance …

    Universalium

  • 16 proficient — adj. proficient at, in * * * [prə fɪʃ(ə)nt] in proficient at …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 proficient — [[t]prəfɪ̱ʃənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ in/at n If you are proficient in something, you can do it well. A great number of Egyptians are proficient in foreign languages. Syn: competent …

    English dictionary

  • 18 proficient — adjective able to do something well or skilfully (+ in/at): Martha s proficient in Swedish. | a proficient typist proficiently adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 proficient — UK [prəˈfɪʃ(ə)nt] / US [prəˈfɪʃənt] adjective very skilful at something that you have learned proficient in: proficient in English/mathematics Derived word: proficiently adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 20 proficient — pro•fi•cient [[t]prəˈfɪʃ ənt[/t]] adj. 1) fully competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer[/ex] 2) an expert • Etymology: 1580–90; < L prōficient , s. of prōficiēns, prp. of prōficere to advance, make progress… …

    From formal English to slang