Definition of Able

1. Adjective. (usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something. "Able to get a grant for the project"

Attributes: Ability, Ability, Power
Derivative terms: Ability, Ability
Antonyms: Unable



2. Adjective. Have the skills and qualifications to do things well. "Children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
Exact synonyms: Capable
Similar to: Competent
Derivative terms: Ability, Ability, Capability, Capableness

3. Adjective. Having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity. "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"
Similar to: Capable
Derivative terms: Ability, Ability

4. Adjective. Having a strong healthy body. "Every able-bodied young man served in the army"
Exact synonyms: Able-bodied
Similar to: Fit

Definition of Able

1. a. Fit; adapted; suitable.

2. v. t. To make able; to enable; to strengthen.

Definition of Able

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Having the physical strength; robust; healthy. ¹

2. Adjective. Having the neccesary powers or the needed resources to accomplish a task. ¹

3. Adjective. Designed and constructed or endowed with the ability to accomplish a specific task. ¹

4. Adjective. Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from; ¹

5. Adjective. Situated and constructed in such a way as to be susceptible or commonly subjected to an action or procedure. ¹

6. Adjective. Gifted with skill, intelligence, knowledge, or competence. ¹

7. Adjective. (context: now regional) Rich, well-to-do; fit to cope with. ¹

8. Adjective. (legal) Legally qualified or competent. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To make capable; to enable; to strengthen. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To vouch for. ¹

11. Noun. A word that is used in place of the letter "A" during communication. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Able

1. having sufficient power, skill, or resources [adj ABLER, ABLEST] / a communications code word for the letter A [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Able

ablative
ablative absolute
ablative absolutes
ablative case
ablative cases
ablatively
ablatives
ablativity
ablator
ablators
ablaut
ablauting
ablauts
ablaze
ablaze(p)
able (current term)
able-bodied
able-bodied seaman
able-bodied seamen
able-bodiedism
able-bodiedness
able-bodism
able-bodyism
able-minded
able-mindedness
able rating
able seaman
able seamen
able to get a word in edgewise
abled

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