Adept vs Delt - What's the difference?

adept | delt |

As nouns the difference between adept and delt

is that adept is one fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy while delt is (slang) shoulder.

As an adjective adept

is well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.

As a verb delt is





  • Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient
  • * 1837-1839 ,
  • Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.


    * See also


    * inept


    (en noun)
  • One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
  • * 1841 , , Barnaby Rudge :
  • When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept , that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
  • * 1894-95 , , Jude the Obscure :
  • Others, alas, had an instinct towards artificiality in their very blood, and became adepts in counterfeiting at the first glimpse of it.


    * See also


    * pated, taped


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    (en noun)
  • (slang) Shoulder
  • * 2005 , F. Paul Wilson, Midnight Mass? , page 67
  • she had this tat of a devil face sticking out a Gene Simmons-class tongue on her left delt .


    * (shoulder) shoulder


  • * {{quote-book, year=1589, author=Anonymous, title=A Declaration of the Causes, which mooved the chiefe Commanders of the Nauie of her most excellent Maiestie the Queene of England, in their voyage and expedition for Portingal, to take and arrest in the mouth of the Riuer of Lisbone, certaine Shippes of corne and other prouisions of warre bound for the said Citie, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Here now they cry out, that the Commaunders of our Fleete haue delt iniuriously with them, they exclaime that the leagues are broken, that their old priuiledges in England are violated, which they chalenge to belong to their Cities, and ought to be kept and mainteined. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1597, author=King James I, title=Daemonologie., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=PHILOMATHES. Indeede there is cause inough, but rather to leaue him at all, then to runne more plainlie to him, if they were wise he delt with. }} ----