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Definitions of capable

  1. Capableness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. CAPABILITY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Capably. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (`capable' is usually followed by `of' or `to') possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Having power skill, or ability; as capable of exertion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Having ability, power, or skill to do: qualified for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Having ability. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Susceptible; able; competent: qualified; skilful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Able to contain or receive; having the requisite mental, moral, or physical ability; qualified for. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for capable

  1. You must take me for a little fool if you believe me capable of speaking of things which might make trouble for my friend. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  2. As may be imagined, this must have seemed very easy work to Handel, nor was it long before he found an opportunity of showing what he was capable of doing. – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
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