ETYM French adroit; ŕ (Latin ad) = droit straight, right, from Latin directus, p. p. of dirigere. Related to Direct.
1. Quick or skillful or adept in action or thought.
2. Skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; SYN. clever, ingenious.
Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and speed; lively; swift.