What does capable mean?

Definitions for capable
ˈkeɪ pə bəlca·pa·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capable(adj)

    (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability

    "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"

  2. capable, open, subject(adj)

    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"

  3. capable(adj)

    (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for

    "no one believed her capable of murder"

  4. adequate to(p), capable, equal to(p), up to(p)(adj)

    having the requisite qualities for

    "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"

  5. able, capable(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. capable(Adjective)

    Able and efficient; having the ability needed for a specific task; having the disposition to do something; permitting or being susceptible to something.

    Etymology: From capabilis.

  2. capable(Adjective)

    Of sufficient capacity or size for holding, containing, receiving or taking in. Construed with of, for or an infinitive.

    Etymology: From capabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capable(adj)

    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

  2. Capable(adj)

    possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations

  3. Capable(adj)

    possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will

  4. Capable(adj)

    capacious; large; comprehensive

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Capable

    kāp′a-bl, adj. having ability, power, or skill to do: qualified, competent.—ns. Capabil′ity, Cap′ableness. [Fr.,—Low L. capabilis—L. capĕre, to hold, take.]

Editors Contribution

  1. capable

    To have the natural and intuitive ability or power to do.

    We are all capable of doing various tasks.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'capable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2087

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'capable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3031

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'capable' in Adjectives Frequency: #276

How to pronounce capable?

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How to say capable in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of capable in a Sentence

  1. Bryan Reimer:

    It's remarkable. It's unbelievable technologically, i don't think anyone else in the industry is capable of doing that in near real-time.

  2. Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic):

    Many of us are more capable than some of us... but none of us is as capable as all of us!!

  3. The USMC:

    Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path! pauses in operations are not uncommon and are viewed as a responsible step to refresh and review best practices and procedures so our units remain capable, safe, and ready.

  4. Lou Holtz:

    Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

  5. Petro Poroshenko:

    Ukrainians [ are ] capable of defending their land from invaders, we do not need foreign troops. The Ukrainian people have sufficient military capabilities and fortitude to protect The Ukrainian people land from the invaders. But we are grateful for defensive non-lethal weapons that we are finally receiving now.

Images & Illustrations of capable

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