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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. Anthony Fauci:

    Which tells us, that if the body is capable of making an immune response to clear the virus of natural infection, that's a pretty good proof of concept, having said that, there is never a guarantee.

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    A number of people love to have solar power in Melbourne for their home. Solar power is a hot topic and its popularity is growing. Taking advantage of an endless supply of energy from the sun to run home appliances do not require a huge amount of techniques knowledge or a big budget. Linked solar prepared easy skills, which can build own solar panels Melbourne and nay even are able to power the entire home. A large population that takes help of the environment by using solar energy. The various usages of solar planes powered system work equally well and are environment-friendly. Solar panels Melbourne are one of the most effective producers of energy for the home. Using selective wavelengths of light, solar planes are capable of powering an entire home, eliminating the electric completely. For More Info Visit: https://linkedsolar.com.au/

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Be open minded as an open minded person always sees everything possible and the one who sees everything possible is capable of making anything possible. So keep an open mind and MickeyMize your life. Share this to have a world of infinite possibilities.

  4. Guy Verhofstadt:

    Europe is not capable of dealing with the big crises we face, we can only solve this by working more closely together and reform Europe. It is time for another way for Europe.

  5. Ash Carter:

    We're certainly committed to providing intelligence support and advice and assist support. With respect to introducing more forces on the ground with them, that is something that we will I think need to revisit as those forces are actually produced, our role is to be an enabler, a motivator, the chairman used the word leadership, not a substitute for a capable ground force, but an enabler of a ground force.

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