What does -able mean?

Definitions for -able

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Wiktionary

  1. -able(Suffix)

    An adjective suffix, now usually in a passive sense; forms adjectives meaning possible, or fit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. -able

    an adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; as, movable, able to be moved; amendable, able to be amended; blamable, fit to be blamed; salable

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of -able in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of -able in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Buddha:

    He is able who thinks he is able.

  2. Virgil:

    They are able because they think they are able.

  3. Chinese Proverb:

    Behind an able man there are always other able men.

  4. Elbert Hubbard:

    I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

  5. Bob Braun:

    I want to know how they were able to connect a tweet with a kid at a certain district. Pearson was able to track the student down. I ’m not able to do that.


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