Definitions for ability
əˈbɪl ɪ tiabil·i·ty
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ability.
the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
The quality or state of being able.
A skill or competence in doing.
A high level of skill or competence.
Physical, mental or legal power to perform.
Etymology: * First attested from before 1398.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: Habileté, Fr.
Of singing thou hast got the reputation,
Good Thyrsis, mine I yield to thy ability;
My heart doth seek another estimation. Philip Sidney, b. i.
If aught in my ability may serve
To heighten what thou suffer’st, and appease
Thy mind with what amends is in my pow’r. John Milton, Sampson Agonistes, l. 744.
They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work. Ezra ii. 69.
If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ. 1 Pet. iv. 11.
Children in whom there was no blemish, but well-favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace. Dan. i. 4.
Wherever we find our abilities too weak for the performance, he assures us of the assistance of his holy spirit. John Rogers, Sermons.
Whether it may be thought necessary, that in certain tracts of country, like what we call parishes, there should be one man, at least, of abilities to read and write? Jonathan Swift, Arguments against abolishing Christianity.
the quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; -- in the plural, faculty, talent
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-bil′i-ti, n. quality of being able: power: strength: skill.—n.pl. Abil′ities, the powers of the mind. [O. Fr. ableté (Fr. habileté)—L. habilitas—habilis, easily handled, from habēre, to have, hold. See Able.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'ability' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1104
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Rank popularity for the word 'ability' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1688
Rank popularity for the word 'ability' in Nouns Frequency: #422
The numerical value of ability in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of ability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I advise the government to further lower value-added tax, and if implemented, it will effectively boost the profit-making ability of the manufacturing industry.
We continue to track SJ-21 and monitor it for conjunctions with all known space objects. The ability to maintain custody of SJ-21 after this large daytime maneuver is an important and unique capability of Exo’s commercial SSA network.
Bob Arum responded by telling the Post that Terence Crawford is claiming racism to cover up Terence Crawford own failures. Do n’t call a man a racist when really this is because of your own failures, his marketability did n’t measure up to this ability and that has absolutely nothing to do with what race he is … The outstanding fact is that Terence’s numbers on PPV have always been dreadful because of his failure to market himself.
Here is the truth : With or without a test, the virus is here. It lives among us... We must be at war with it, this enemy is dangerous, it is relentless, and it is using us as its host.... We do have it within our ability to fight back. When you stop moving, when I stop moving, it stops moving. It can't reach someone else.
As long as there's no lethal removal of bison, our ability to remove them is greatly diminished.
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- قدرة, إستطاعة, مقدرة, القدرةArabic
- вещина, кадърност, ловкостBulgarian
- capacidad, habilidadSpanish
- gaitasun, trebetasun, abileziaBasque
- capacité, pouvoirFrench
- cumas, ábaltachtIrish
- योग्यत्व, योग्यताHindi
- abiliteHaitian Creole
- abilità, capacitàItalian
- 才能, 能力Japanese
- دهرهقهت, لهدهس هاتنKurdish
- sollers acumen, ars, habilitas, calliditas, potentia, solertia, prudentia, potestas, scientiaLatin
- kaha, āheitanga, āheingaMāori
- kebolehan, کبوليهنMalay
- vermogen, vaardigheidDutch
- perícia, destreza, habilidade, capacidade, mestriaPortuguese
- abilitate, putință, iscusință, dibăcie, capacitate, îndemânareRomanian
- умение, способность, возможностьRussian
- спосо́бно̄ст, sposóbnōstSerbo-Croatian
- färdighet, förmågaSwedish
- సత్తా, దక్షతTelugu
- صلاحیت, یوگیتا, یوگیتوUrdu
- năng lực, 能力Vietnamese
- fäg, skilVolapük
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