Definitions for ablyˈeɪ bli

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•blyˈeɪ bli(adv.)

  1. in an able manner; competently.

Origin of ably:



  1. a suffix combining -able and -ly that forms adverbs corresponding to adjectives ending in -able : commendably.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

    Ref: Compare -ibly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. competently, aptly, ably, capably(adverb)

    with competence; in a competent capable manner

    "they worked competently"


  1. ably(Adverb)

    In an able manner; with great ability.

    ably done, planned, said

  2. Origin: From able + -ly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ably(adverb)

    in an able manner; with great ability; as, ably done, planned, said

Anagrams of ably

  1. Alby, blay

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