What does the word competent mean?

Usage examples for competent

  1. Looked competent and of average intelligence. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  2. This is the recommendation of a very competent Board, appointed to investigate the subject. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. You can imagine about how competent such a man as Keredec would be to deal with the situation. – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington