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Definitions of capable

  1. have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (`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
  4. (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for; "no one believed her capable of murder" 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. Capacious; large; comprehensive. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Having power skill, or ability; as capable of exertion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Capably. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Capableness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Having ability, power, or skill to do: qualified for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. CAPABILITY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Having ability. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Able to do or to receive; efficient; qualified; competent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Susceptible; able; competent: qualified; skilful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. 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.
  20. k[=a]p'a-bl, adj. having ability, power, or skill to do: qualified, competent.--ns. CAPABIL'ITY, CAP'ABLENESS. [Fr.,--Low L. capabilis--L. cap[)e]re, to hold, take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Susceptible (of, or abs.); having the power or fitness for (of); wicked enough for (of); gifted, able. Hence capably adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Endued with powers equal to any particular thing; intelligent, able to understand; capacious, able to receive; susceptible; qualified for; hollow. Complete Dictionary

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